Discover Rich Traditions of Irish Storytelling

Barefoot Books is having a sale celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Sale prices on books go in effect from March 1st - March 31, 2011. Take a look at these best selling stories from Emerald Isle filled with myths, legends and folk tales.

Tales from Old Ireland
Celebrate the wonder of Ireland with the seven enchanting stories in this captivating collection. The rich traditions of Irish storytelling are honored with larger-than-life characters, myths and legends around every bend, and plenty of magic.  

Hardcover with Two Story CDs $21.99
Paperback with Two Story CDs $16.99

"Traditional tales, such as 'The Twelve Wild Geese' (which parallels the structure of the Brothers Grimm's 'The Six Swans') and a Cinderella retelling, 'Fair, Brown and Trembling,' share space with some highly original individuals and all retain a lyrical turn of phrase"
- Publishers Weekly

  • A bestseller with over 40,000 copies sold to date.   
  • Anthology features seven folk tales filled with Irish history, culture and tradition.
  • Great to read-aloud with all ages; perfect for older readers 8 and up.
  • Available with two story CDs narrated by Grammy-nominated Irish born folk singer, Maura O'Connell.
  • Pairs Irish author Malachy Doyle with fellow Irish artist, Niamh Sharkey, who also illustrated bestsellers The Gigantic Turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award.
  • Includes pronunciation key for proper names as well as a list of sources for each tale.

Tales from Celtic Lands
Venture to the magical lands of the Celtic peoples, where the spirits of the mountains, streams, seas and trees are all alive. The songs, blessing and folk tales in this collection are accompanied by notes on each story and a Celtic pronunciation guide.

Hardcover with Two Story CDs $21.99
Sale $16.99  

"The six tales included here are rich in mythic meaning and written in a lively style that begs to be told or read aloud"
- School Library Journal

  • Includes two story CDs narrated by Irish actress Niamh Cusack.
  • Anthology features six traditional stories, along with single-page blessings and songs of the Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.
  • Features watercolor folk illustrations as well as Celtic-inspired border throughout the collection.
  • Includes notes on the origins on each story as well as a pronunciation key to help with tongue-twisting Celtic names.
  • From the author and artist partnership that created our bestselling The Barefoot Book of Princesses
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