The Celtic Breeze

The Celtic Breeze

Stories of the Otherworld From Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

Book - 2001
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Delve into a world of kelpies, mermaids, selkies, ghosts, warlords, and fairies. This collection gives you Celtic tales, previously unrecorded or only found in obscure compilations. Mostly collected by the author on her ancestral home of the Isle of Barra in the Hebrides, these lesser-known tales from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are supported by a brief history of the Celts, a glossary of the Gaelic integrated in the stories, an appendix of superstitions about fairy protection, and bibliographies that reflect the author's extensive research. Seventeen ballads collected almost one hundred years ago and excerpts from the author's journal of travels in Scotland make this book a unique and valuable resource for anyone who tells stories.

Publisher: Englewood, CO : Libraries Unlimited, 2001
ISBN: 9781563087783
1563087782
Branch Call Number: 398.209415 MCNE
Characteristics: xxxiii, 214 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Chien-Eriksen, Nancy

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This is a wonderful collection of Celtic tales, with introductions and notes on how they were collected. I found myself reading it more for myself than for my young children. Some of them are rather dark, so that is why I roughly estimated age 8 and up.

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