‘full of eye catching, imaginative illustrations’ — Books Ireland ‘an exciting adaptation of the Cartoon Saloon’s film ! the line illustrations are an interesting mix of the realistic and the imagined with a strong emphasis on pattern and design’ — Books Ireland ‘a well-crafted novel ! beautifully illustrated !a rich, exciting and distinctive narrative that should greatly appeal to young readers, especially those aged 10+’ — Inis
History, myth and legend collide in this thrilling novelisation of the full-length animated feature Brendan and the Secret of Kells. There is huge excitement at the monastery in Kells when the famous illuminator, Aiden of Iona, arrives with his cat Pangur Ban. The orphaned twelve-year-old monk, Brendan, is drawn to the book and desperately want to help Aiden. He ventures into the forest where he encounters faeries, monsters , Vikings and more! This novel brings to life the fictionalised story of Brendan, a young monk in the monastery of Kells and his part in the completion of one of the world’s most famous and treasured books, The Book of Kells.