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Finn McCool and the Great Fish (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales)

Press: Sleeping Bear Press (January 2, 2010)
Publication Date:2009-12
ISBN:9781585363667
Author Name:Bunting, Eve; Pullen, Zachary;
Language:English

Content

Finn McCool is the largest giant in all of Ireland. 
He's a fierce warrior, even beating the giant Culcullan and saving Ireland from the Scots.
Helpful and kind, he helps the farmers bring in the hay.
And everyone in the village of Drumnahoon admires him.
"He's the best-hearted man that ever walked on Ireland's green grass." But for all his strength, courage, and goodness, there's one thing that Finn lacks.
He's just not smart.
And he knows it.
When a wise man living in a nearby village tells Finn about a magical red salmon with the wisdom of the world, Finn sets out to catch the fish.
And he learns a thing or two about himself in the process.
An author of more than 250 children's books, Eve Bunting has won numerous awards and honors, including a Pen International Special Achievement award for her contribution to Children's Literature.
In 2002 she was chosen to be Irish American Woman of the Year by the Irish American Heritage Committee of New York.
She lives in Pasadena, California.
Zachary Pullen's picture-book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews.
He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration.
Zak lives in Wyoming.

About the Author

An author of more than 250 children’s books, Eve Bunting has won numerous awards and honors, including a Pen International Special Achievement award for her contribution to Children’s Literature. 
In 2002 she was chosen to be Irish American Woman of the Year by the Irish American Heritage Committee of New York.
She lives in Pasadena, California.Zachary Pullen’s picture-book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews.
He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration.
Zak lives in Wyoming.

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Children's Books,Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths,Multicultural,Literature & Fiction,Chapter Books & Readers,Beginner Readers

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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     Nicely written for children with excellent illustrations.

  •     I’ve read different version of this story. This story is simplified for young children, but it’s told in a very original way. I was very impressed with this version.

  •     Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written. My Irish husband loved it, and looks forward to reading it to our future children.

  •     This is one of our favorite children's books. I love to find opportunities to teach my kids about where they're from, but find a lot of books about Ireland are hokey and...

  •     Fantastic! Lovely story. It was read aloud for a St. Patrick's Day get-together, and it was a riotous success. Funny and sincere.

  •     We recently checked this book out of the library and I have just added it to my daughter's Christmas list.

  •     Purchased a couple of these for grandchildrenj's Christmas gifts - we'll see what they think come December.

  •     I wanted this for a present for a little boy who's name is Finn. I wanted the story to be like the one I learned in school! But I couldn't find that story anywhere, so I had to settle for this book.

  •     Who doesn't love Fin!? A fun tale of this lovable giant, good pictures. 3 and 4 year old loved this book, read it repeatedly during March ;)

  •     Great stories! So much fun reading with our 6 year old

  •     I chose this book because it is about a well known character in Irish literature, Finn McCool. The illustrations aren't to my liking, but the story has some value. I like the story, illustrations, and message in a book called Fiona's Luck better; the main character uses her cleverness in a way that brings her success.

  •     The illustrations are fantastic and the prose is poetic

  •     This is a terrible retelling of the Salmon of Knowledge. I do not recommend it.Finn McCool is mainly known as a hunter-warrior in the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.

 

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