Bringing the spirit and beauty of Yeats's writing to a whole new young audience!
This sumptuously illustrated book complements the carefully selected works of W.B. Yeats, which include poems, stories, a letter from childhood, and an account of his daughter Anne's memories of childhood.
Including unpublished work, this gorgeous book draws on Yeats's preoccupation with magic, fairy lore, place, family and childhood. A mystical and magical tone that pervades the collection will enthral younger readers.
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Dr Noreen Doody is a writer and academic who has published extensively on W.B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde. She is a senior lecturer in English Literature and the former head of the Department of English at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin. She currently teaches on the MA programme in Children's Literature in the School of English, Dublin City University. Shona Shirley Macdonald is an artist based in Co. Waterford, though she is originally from Aberdeenshire in Scotland. She studied Visual Communication at Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in stop-motion animation, and after graduating she began her career as a freelance artist. Her published illustration includes Rita Kelly's poetry retrospective 'Turas go Bun na Speire' and two Scottish Gaelic graphic novels for West Highland Animation, 'Cuir Stad air an Stoirm-Shneachda' and 'An Smutag Ghaisgeal'. Her illustration projects range from publications of poetry and fiction, to concept artwork for theatre and computer games. She also illustrates greeting cards and t-shirts for her design company Mireog, mostly in Irish but also other Celtic languages. Her first solo show was in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady in 2014, and she continues to create her own artwork and to exhibit her work nationally and internationally.