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Celtic Tales : Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales - Kate Forrester

Celtic Tales

Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales

By: Kate Forrester (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2016
ISBN: 9781452151755
Number Of Pages: 176

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The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this compilation conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art by Kate Forrester in this special illustrated edition.

About the Author

Kate Forrester is an illustrator based in Brighton, England.

Industry Reviews

"Divided into four categories-'Tricksters, ' 'The Sea, ' 'Quests, ' and 'Romance'-the 16 tales that make up this handsomely designed collection are adapted from sources originally published between 1888 and 1929, now in the public domain. Full-page silhouette-style images from British illustrator Forrester open each tale, framed within intricate borders featuring fish, gravestones, dragons, and other thematic imagery entwined with Celtic knots. Witches, selkies, fairies, and other creatures make appearances in the brisk tales, which tend toward light humor and happy resolutions. It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones-the Scottish tale of 'The Black Bull of Norroway' carries echoes of 'Beauty and the Beast, ' while a clumsy girl named Ursula features in the Rumpelstiltskin-like story that opens the collection."
-Publishers Weekly



This little book is an absolute gem! The cover and inside illustrations are beautiful and the tales are simplified enough for young readers to enjoy, but also descriptive and vivid enough to keep older readers engaged!



Lovely Book of Irish, Scottish, Welsh Tales


This book is full of wonderful tales. It brings a laugh to me. I was really looking for more Irish tales to tie in with a book I am currently writing - no matter though. Its an enjoyable read. Its a book I will pass on to a dear friend.

Victoria, Australia


Celtic Tales

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ISBN: 9781452151755
ISBN-10: 145215175X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st September 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 19.1  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75

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