The King of Ireland's Son

An Irish Folk Tale

Padraic Colum; Illustrated by Willy Pogany

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

A born story-teller, Padraic Colum’s prose holds the natural music of the spoken voice. Humour, poetry and action spring into these tales from the ancient lore of his native Ireland.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies; Religion & Spirituality
Age Range:
From 7 to 10 years
Extent:
288 pages
ISBN:
9780863155123
Publication date:
01 May 1986
Edition:
4th edition

Description

A born story-teller, Padraic Colum’s prose holds the natural music of the spoken voice. Humour, poetry and action spring into these tales from the ancient lore of his native Ireland.
The King of Ireland’s son sets out to find the Enchanter of the Black Back-Lands where he meets the Enchanter’s daughter, Fedelma and is betrothed to her. He loses her and his adventures to find her again lead him to the Land of the Mist, the Town of the Red Castle, and the worlds of Gilly of the Goatskin, the Hags of the Long Teeth, Princess Flame-of-Wine, and the Giant Crom Duv.

Author

Padraic Colum was born in Longford, Ireland in 1881 and typifies the best of the Irish literary renaissance of the early twentieth century. His books for children have meant good reading to several generations and are as welcome today as they were when first published. He was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Literary Association in 1961 for his contribution to children's literature. He died in 1972.

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