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Book Title: Celtic Fairy Tales|
The author of the book: Neil Philip
ISBN 13: 9780670883875
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 415 KB
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Reader ratings: 5.2
Edition: Viking Juvenile
Date of issue: October 1st 1999
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An interesting collection of fairy tales for young readers. While this is marketed as Celtic fairy tales, there are several tales in this collection that are just too similar to other fairy tales from different European countries, especially Germany and Czech Republic.
Of course, the oral tradition knew no borders, so it is entirely possible that these could be, in fact, traditional Celtic tales that were accepted elsewhere and found their way to the folklore of that country, but it makes one wonder.
Overall, this book was a pleasant look back to a time where magic still meant something to young readers.
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Read information about the authorNeil Philip is a writer, folklorist and poet. He is married to the artist Emma Bradford, and lives in the Cotswolds, England. Neil loves words, poetry, and the art of storytelling in all its forms. Among his many books are A Fine Anger, Victorian Village Life, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin Book of English Folktales, Mythology (with Philip Wilkinson), The Great Mystery, War and the Pity of War, The New Oxford Book of Childrens Verse, The Tale of Sir Gawain, Horse Hooves & Chicken Feet, and The Adventures of Odysseus. Neil has contributed to numerous journals, including The Times, and Signal: Approaches to Childrens Books, and has also written for stage, screen, and radio. His work has won numerous awards and honours, including the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Society and the Literary Criticism Book Award of the Childrens Literature Association. Outside of the storied world, Neil is passionate about cats, art, music, France, food & wine, and friendship.
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