“The Children of Lir” by Laura Ruth Maher and illustrated by Conor Busuttil is a modern twist on a classic Irish legend of times past. The Children of Lir tells the story of King Lir and his children. It follows King Lir as he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Aoife, but all is not as it seems and soon Aoife reveals her true colours!
A must read for all young people, either with or to them. Rich in language and with a playful use of rhyming, this book is a treat. I read this book to my two boys who are seven and four, they thoroughly enjoyed the colourful and detailed illustrations. They love to read and re-read this book and in no time at all they were completing the rhymes for themselves!
This book is a great resource for teaching Myths and Legends in primary schools. It integrates well with Literacy and in particular the use of rhyming couplets provides a wonderful stimulus for exploring this rhyming technique.
Sarah Ryan (Primary Teacher & mother of two small boys)
“The Children of Lir” by Laura Ruth Maher and illustrated by Conor Busuttil, published by O’Brien Press, is now on sale for €12.99
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review