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History, myth and legend collide in this thrilling velisation of the full-length animated feature Brendan and the Secret of Kells. There is huge excitement at the monastery in Kells when the famous illuminator, Aiden of Iona, arrives with his cat Pangur Ban. The orphaned twelve-year-old monk, Brendan, is drawn to the book and desperately want to help Aiden. He ventures into the forest where he encounters faeries, monsters , Vikings and more! This vel brings to life the fictionalised story of Brendan, a young monk in the monastery of Kells and his part in the completion of one of the world's most famous and treasured books, The Book of Kells.
Eithne Massey is the author of a number of books for young readers which intermingle history with fantasy. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to: young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history. (www.childrensbooksireland.ie). Eithne is also the author of retellings of Irish myths for younger children and a book for adults, Legendary Ireland.
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20 black & white illustrations, 60 colour illustrations