Land of the Ever Young
Edited and introduced by Jenny Farrell
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An Anthology of Working People’s Writing for Children from Contemporary Ireland.
This is the third of a set of three volumes of writings by the working people of contemporary Ireland…a pioneering venture that has been fully supported by the Irish trade union movement in recognition of the importance of creativity and the right of the working class go express the wealth of their culture and to articulate their experience of life.
The heroines and heroes in these stories are always filled with a sense of the common good, highlighting the qualities necessary to make society a fairer, better place, a home for a happy future, a Tír na nÓg, the Land of the Ever Young.
Children read and re-read stories many times, and they often stay with them for a lifetime, acting as a moral compass. This is what makes literature for children so very important.
The images that accompany children’s stories and also remembered for a long time, and Land of the Ever Young has been beautifully and sensitively illustrated by the artist Karen Dietrich.
Though mainly in English, there are contributions to this volume in Irish from Celia de Fréine, Seónaidh Ní Shíomóin and Tomás Mac Síomóin.
|Dimensions||210 × 149 × 14 mm|