Stories inspired by the Boyne Valley from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland. Stories include: * The Origin of the Boyne * The Foster-child of Aonghus * Aonghus and the Swan Maiden * The Adventures of Art * The Magic Branch * The Hag of Loughcrew * Fionn fights a Monster * The Salmon of Knowledge.
Eithne Massey is the author of a number of books for young readers which intermingle history with fantasy. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to: "young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history." (www.childrensbooksireland.ie). Eithne is also the author of retellings of Irish myths for younger children and a book for adults, Legendary Ireland.
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