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Olwyn Whelan was a newspaper cartoonist and graphic designed before becoming a freelance illustrator. He goal is to produce timeless books that children will treasure for life. She has illustrated many children's picture book collections, including Celtic Memories, The Mermaid of Cafur and The Barefoot Books of Princesses (all Barefoot Books). Olwyn lives in Ireland with her husband and two children. SIOBHAN PARKINSON grew up in Galway and Donegal and now lives in Dublin with her husband; they have a grown-up son. She is an editor, translator and critic as well as a highly acclaimed writer for children of all ages. Several of her books have won Bisto awards, and The Moon King and Something Invisible were also IBBY Honour Books. In 2010 Siobhan became the first Irish Children's Laureate.

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Enchantment and magic are interwoven in these beautifully told stories, and the scene is wonderfully set by Olwyn Whelan's delicate and intricate illustrations. 'The perfect introduction to Irish folk tale.' 'Whelan's fabulously colourful watercolours are a perfect match for Parkinson's skilful versions of the old tales.' 'Lavishly and delightfully illustrated.' 'An enchanting book.' 'Siobhan Parkinson ... is a prolific, versatile and extremely talented writer, who deserves to be much better known in the UK.' 'The language used is, as expected, skilful so that the words flow smoothly as the tales are explained in an absorbing way, drawing in the young listener as the stories unfold.' 'Wrought in a compelling way . . . An excellent introduction to Irish myth.' 'The perfect introduction to Irish folk tale.' 'The language used is, as expected, skilful so that the words flow smoothly as the tales are explained in an absorbing way, drawing in the young listener as the stories unfold.' 'Wrought in a compelling way . . . An excellent introduction to Irish myth.'

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