A magical collection of twenty classic Irish fairy tales by one of Ireland’s greatest writers, the Nobel Prize-winning W. B. Yeats – with intricate, traditional illustrations throughout by P. J. Lynch.
These short, carefully selected stories are told with humour and warmth, drawing on the glorious storytelling tradition of Ireland.
With enchanting portrayals of witches, fairies, giants, pixies, hobgoblins and people of the otherworld, plus a notes section that traces the fascinating origin of each story, this book provides the perfect introduction to Irish myths and legends for curious new readers and fans of Yeats alike.
About the author
W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) was born in Dublin and was educated in Ireland and England. An Irish poet, and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, he was instrumental in the development of a national Irish theatre – and in particular the founding of the Abbey Theatre. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.
P. J. Lynch has worked as a Children's Book Illustrator for more than 20 years. He has won many awards including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions.