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Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife

A Giant Of A Tale From Ireland

By Robert Byrd

This new retelling of a favorite yarn from ancient Irish folklore features Finn MacCoul, a lovable but cowardly giant whose clever wife, Oonagh, uses a wee bit of fairy magic and a great helping of brains to help her husband outsmart the nasty Scottish bully who's after him. Her plan entails Finn masquerading as his own baby--a hilarious spoof that's sure to leave young readers giggling in their chairs while Finn wiggles in his cradle, nervously awaiting the showdown. Robert Byrd's shimmering, meticulously researched artwork stuns the eye with details even as it stretches perspective to bring readers into the giant's world. Each element of the breathtaking landscapes and interiors--costumes, customs, buildings, flora, and fauna--harks back authentically to the days of ancient Ireland. Generous notes at the back explain sources, pronunciations, and more. Humor abounds on every page, in word and picture, and the lilting read-aloud text makes this a lucky pick for story hour near St. Patrick's Day or anytime.

Format

Book

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ISBN

0525459715


Format: Book
Author: Byrd, Robert
Summary: With the help of his brave and clever wife, Finn MacCoul bests the fearsome giant, Cucullin.
Title: Finn MacCoul and his fearless wife : a giant of a tale from Ireland / retold and illustrated by Robert Byrd.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c1999.
Subject: Finn MacCumhaill, 3rd century -- Legends. Finn MacCool -- Legends. Folklore -- Ireland -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0525459715 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 398.2 Byr
Oclc: 39334933
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Bib Id: 137715

Format: Book
Author: Byrd, Robert
Summary: With the help of his brave and clever wife, Finn MacCoul bests the fearsome giant, Cucullin.
Title: Finn MacCoul and his fearless wife : a giant of a tale from Ireland / retold and illustrated by Robert Byrd.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c1999.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Subjects: Finn MacCumhaill, 3rd century -- Legends.
Subjects: Finn MacCool -- Legends.
Subjects: Folklore -- Ireland -- Juvenile literature.
LCCN: 98026132
ISBN: 0525459715 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 398.2 Byr