This collection of Celtic folk tales is one of a series of popular fairy tales produced by the folklorist and historian, Joseph Jacobs. Twenty-six tales are delicately illustrated by John D. Batten. Some of the stories featured are Guleesh, Conal Yellowclaw, Munachar and Manachar, Jack and his Comrades, The Sea-maiden, The Tale of Ivan, and Brewery of Eggshells. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. About the Illustrator: John Dickson Batten (1860-1932) was a British painter, illustrator and print maker. He illustrated a series of fairy tale books written by Joseph Jacobs as well as English language versions of Arabian Nights and Dante's Inferno.

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