Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Irish Legends for the Very Young by Niamh Sharkey

Synopsis: Aimed at early readers and written to be read aloud to young children, Irish Legends for the Very Young contains a new retelling of three of the best-loved Irish legends: ""The Children of Lir"", ""How Setanta Became Cuchulainn"" and ""Oisin in Tir na nOg"". Retold with the young reader in mind, these tales are charmingly illustrated by the author, Niamh Sharkey. (from the online description)

Review: This is a clever little collection of three Irish tales. Like most legends, they all have a bit of a dark side to the, in particular the last one. I enjoyed reading them, the stories illustrated by the quirky pictures. I would be cautious about reading them to very young children, as there is some danger of nightmares. But on the whole, these are fine stories that use age-appropriate syntax to convey a bit of Irish heritage.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Awards: None
ISBN: 978-1-85635-144-7
Date Finished: 7-9-2014
Pages: 63

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