Finn Mac Cool and the Small Men of Deeds

Finn Mac Cool and the Small Men of Deeds By Pat O'Shea Stephen Lavis, Finn Mac Cool and the Small Men of Deeds The Irish hero leaves his sick bed to assist in a kidnapping case This is a saga of Finn Mac Cool based on an old Gaelic figure Finn MacCumaill and the small men who follow him either helping or hin
  • Title: Finn Mac Cool and the Small Men of Deeds
  • Author: Pat O'Shea Stephen Lavis
  • ISBN: 9780192741349
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Finn Mac Cool and the Small Men of Deeds By Pat O'Shea Stephen Lavis, The Irish hero leaves his sick bed to assist in a kidnapping case.This is a saga of Finn Mac Cool based on an old Gaelic figure, Finn MacCumaill and the small men who follow him, either helping or hindering his efforts Several staples of the heroic tale are turned upside down here These warriors haven t enough work to keep them busy, and spend much time on picnics andThe Irish hero leaves his sick bed to assist in a kidnapping case.This is a saga of Finn Mac Cool based on an old Gaelic figure, Finn MacCumaill and the small men who follow him, either helping or hindering his efforts Several staples of the heroic tale are turned upside down here These warriors haven t enough work to keep them busy, and spend much time on picnics and bragging, or heckling Norsemenwho taunt them back But one day as Finn nurses a morning headache, a giant appears and begs for help the giant queen s newborn children are ever being stolen, and she wants Finn to guard them He s flattered and agrees, even though he s temporarily without his men So begins a picaresque adventure of comic deeds for garrulous Finn to brag aboutsometime in the future.
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    1. Pat O'Shea Stephen Lavis

      Pen name of Patricia Mary Shiels O SheaPat O Shea 22 January 1931 3 May 2007 , was an award winning and best selling children s fiction writer She was born in Galway and was the youngest of 5 children Her first novel was the best selling The Hounds of the Morrigan, which took 13 years to complete It was finally published in 1985 by Oxford University Press, translated into five languages, and is still considered among the best classic children s books.Born in Galway, O Shea moved to England at the age of sixteen and worked in a bookshop She began to write theatre plays in Manchester and got a scholarship from the British Art Council.In the late 1960s her early theatre writing career proved unsuccessful, though it was supported by David Scase, director of the Library Theatre, Manchester and his successor Tony Colegate She also tried writing for television, but that also failed to work out, so in 1969 she began to write short stories and poetry, as well as an unpublished comic novel.By the early 1970s she began writing The Hounds of the Morrigan to please herself and close associates by producing something she could deem worthy of her favorite children s novels, but with little expectation of getting it published.In poor health and well into her fifties at the time of that novel s first sudden success, she completed only a few chapters of the unpublished sequel in the subsequent decades, although those also remain highly regarded in their own right.In 1988, she published a second children s book, Finn Mac Cool and the Small Men of Deeds, through the publisher Holiday That book consisted of her retelling of folklore tales, and was illustrated by Stephen Lavis In 1988 Horn Book Magazine included it in their annual list of notable children s books, giving it a Horn Book Fanfare Best books of the year award In 1999, she published a third and final book, The Magic Bottle, which was published by It was also illustrated by Lavis.She died in Manchester in 2007, at age 76.

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    1. There are several versions of myths about seven brothers, each with a different talent In this version the brothers abilities are even exaggerated than usual, and they use them to help a rather malingering Finn mac Cool save the baby of the King of the Giants, whose other sons have all been kidnapped at birth.The story is charmingly told, humorous and sympathetic without being cutesy or affected Finn has a headache and wants to be left alone, but when he hears of the giant king s sadness he wan [...]




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