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Classic Celtic Fairy Tales by John Matthews

Classic Celtic Fairy Tales (1997)

by John Matthews

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One of my favourite collections of traditional tales re-told, with lovely illustrations, and short 'notes' sections giving a brief provenance for each story. A useful resource for storytellers, and fun for anyone who likes traditional tales. ( )
  asnackate | Sep 28, 2007 |
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To all storyteller everywhere, and most especially to Robin and Bob for the way in which they continue to bring life to the ageless traditions.
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We are coming to the end of the century, to the end of an era of primarily materialistic consciousness in our world (which is to say most but not of the planet, due to the predominantly western influence of the last 150 or more years).
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"...well-researched, rather scholarly book...fanciful illustrations, in both black-and-white and color..."--Publishers Weekly. "Matthews...offers a very attractively presented collection...wonderfully illustrated...Not since the offerings of Jeremiah Curtin, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and others at the turn of the century has such a collection been assembled....most were culled from various books and obscure journals that have long been out of print....Each story is followed by a short yet informative note on the tale and its sources, and there is a good bibliography and index. This book would be attractive to younger readers as well as adults interested in Celtic traditions and is recommended for most public and academic libraries."--Library Journal. "...collection is varied and brilliant...beautiful illustrations are bold and colorful."--KLIATT.

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