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Ella Young was born in 1867 in the little village of Feenagh, County Antrim From childhood I heard tales of ghosts, banshees, haunted castles, mischievous and friendly sprites, snatches of ballads, and political arguments.It was not until I came to Dublin and met Standish O Grady, A.E and Kuna Meyer that I realized what a heritage waited for me in Celtic literature.Ella Young was born in 1867 in the little village of Feenagh, County Antrim From childhood I heard tales of ghosts, banshees, haunted castles, mischievous and friendly sprites, snatches of ballads, and political arguments.It was not until I came to Dublin and met Standish O Grady, A.E and Kuna Meyer that I realized what a heritage waited for me in Celtic literature I read every translation I could get, learned Irish, and betook myself to Gaelic Ireland where, by turf fires, I could hear the poems of the Fianna recited by folk who had heard the faery music and danced in faery circles.
  • Title: The Tangled-Coated Horse and Other Tales: Episodes from the Fionn Saga
  • Author: Ella Young Vera Bock
  • ISBN: 9780863155178
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover

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Melissa Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
Yet another early 20th c. re-telling of folk tales, this time the saga of Finn Mac Cool of Ireland. One of the biggest challenges of this one is the strange anglicization of Irish names, place names, and mythical beings. I have no problem with Fionn/Finn but some of the others are very odd: Uail/Cumhall/Cool, Sovan/Samhain, Dahna/(Tuatha de) Danaa, Shee/Sidhe, etc. - while others are unchanged (Diarmid, Cunnaun). It made the slightly familiar fairly difficult to track. The language used in the b [...]
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Angie Lisle Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
This 1930 Newbery Honor Book introduces children to Irish mythology; however, the author presents a Christian/Anglicized (bowdlerized) version of these stories, which makes them feel like wonder tales rather than complete account of the Fenian Cycle.This is another book I'm glad to finish. The language is archaic and tedious - I'm not sure why all these early Newbery authors thought that talking down to their child-readers would sell books. It's rough reading and makes the authors seem pompous. [...]
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Thomas Bell Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
I thought that this book was stupid and boring. It is about the legends of old Fiannic Ireland, dating back more than 300 years before Christianity came to the island. The tales are dumb, and the heroes rely excessively on luck. For example, the Tangle-Coated horse ran wildly into the ocean carrying 18 people. But luckily two youths came up - one of which had the talent that he could build a ship in a few seconds and the other that had the talent that they could track anything, even under water. [...]
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Valentina Morgana la fata Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
Mi è davvero piaciuto leggere questo libro di vecchie leggende irlandesi, certo non sono molto realistiche, i personaggi hanno una fortuna praticamente infinita e vincono tutte le battaglie, ma sono eroi del passato, le loro storie hanno mantenuto acceso l'amore per il folklore della gente che le ha ascoltate.Oltretutto ogni storia ha una morale, insegna ai giovani come comportarsi e quali sono le qualità che è giusto possedere: l'onestà, la bontà, la pietà, il coraggio e l'intelligenza, g [...]
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Christina Packard Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
This was written for young people to read of the myths of Ireland. I as a senior adult found it just very dry and although there were some tales the characters did not engage me. I found I just read the words which did not inspire me. The graphics in the book are very nice and the print and the whole book had a nice presentation.
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Mark Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
An awesome compilation of Finn tales from Irish folklore, I ran across this book over and over in my local library as a kid never knowing what it was. When I finally figured it out, I was too elated to even take the time to kick myself for my long-running oversight. A wonderful book!
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Monica Fastenau Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
Read the full review here: newberyandbeyond/newbery-rShort, mythological stories about ancient Ireland. I'm not a big fan of myths or short stories, so this book didn't really do it for me.
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Heather Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
Very interesting, and the author did a great job with the characters. I really enjoyed this one - quite a bit more than I expected to!
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Mckinley Sep 22, 2020 - 20:30 PM
Collection of tales about the Irish Fionne as a youngster and as he gets older.
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The Tangled-Coated Horse and Other Tales: Episodes from the Fionn Saga By Ella Young Vera Bock Ella Young was born in 1867 in the little village of Feenagh, County Antrim From childhood I heard tales of ghosts, banshees, haunted castles, mischievous and friendly sprites, snatches of ballads, and political arguments.It was not until I came to Dublin and met Standish O Grady, A.E and Kuna Meyer that I realized what a heritage waited for me in Celtic literature.Ella Young was born in 1867 in the little village of Feenagh, County Antrim From childhood I heard tales of ghosts, banshees, haunted castles, mischievous and friendly sprites, snatches of ballads, and political arguments.It was not until I came to Dublin and met Standish O Grady, A.E and Kuna Meyer that I realized what a heritage waited for me in Celtic literature I read every translation I could get, learned Irish, and betook myself to Gaelic Ireland where, by turf fires, I could hear the poems of the Fianna recited by folk who had heard the faery music and danced in faery circles.

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