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Celtic Fairy Tales

June 1, 1968|
Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

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The two volumes of Celtic folk tales collected by the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) introduced the children of the world to the special vision and color, the unique magic of the Celtic folk imagination.
The 26 stories of -Guleesh, - -The Horned Women, - -King O'Toole and His Goose, - -The Sea-Maiden, - -The Shee An Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire, - -The Lad with the Goat-Skin, - the legendary -Dierdre, - -Beth Gellert, - and the other wonderful characters, the curses and hexes, the broken promises and granted wishes are accompanied by eight full-page plates, 37 drawings, and decorated capitals and endpieces that help make this book the charming one that generations of youngsters have proclaimed it to be.
While other collectors of English folk tales rewrote or left out the crude language of the originals, Joseph Jacobs brought the vigor of colloquial English into his folk tale collections, and such memorable phrases as Fee-fi-fo-fum and chinny chin chin remain the strength of his contributions. Jacobs was born in Sydney, Australia, and ...
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Title:Celtic Fairy Tales
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:267 pages, 8.5 X 5.38 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:267 pages, 8.5 X 5.38 X 0.68 in
Published:June 1, 1968
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486218267
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