Book Title: The Tain (Celtic Myths)

Details: Author: MacUistin, Liam

Reading Age: 10 - 11

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781847172884

Number of pages: 112

Dimensions: 1.3 x 13 x 19.4 cm

Retail Price: €6.99

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Book Details

Book Description

The most famous Irish legend of all in an exciting and easily understood version. Read about the feats of the famous warrior Cuchulainn who singlehandedly defends Ulster against the army of Queen Maeve. War, peace, love, greed, fate are the stuff of an epic, and in The Tain they are present in full. Illustrated throughout by Donald Teskey.

'... has excelled in taking a relatively intricate narrative, with all its quarrels, petty squabbling, mad battles and rivalry and rewritten it for a modern audience ... brings home and makes fresh and new an ancient story ... storytelling that inspires' -- 'will grip the attention of young readers and provide them with a wonderful introduction to the world of Irish legends' -- 'strikingly dramatic drawings from Donald Teskey ... add greatly to the impact' -- English 4-11 'beautifully retold by Liam Mac Uistin' -- English 4-11 'one of the great Celtic epics' -- English 4-11

About the Author
Liam Mac Uistin is a well-known author and playwright. His versions of ancient Irish stories and legends have been published in the Irish language by An Gum. His plays for stage, television and radio have been produced in many European countries and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His television play The Glory and the Dream won the Radio Telefis Eireann award. His stage plays have been produced at the Abbey and Peacock theatres in Dublin. His stories and plays have received many literary awards. Liam Mac Uistin is the author of The Tain, (O'Brien Press) a hugely popular book for the young reader on this great Celtic epic. He lives in Dublin with his family."