- By Sarah Kirwan Blazek James Rice

Irish Hallowe'en

  • Title: Irish Hallowe'en
  • Author: Sarah Kirwan Blazek James Rice
  • ISBN: 9781565544130
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Irish Hallowe en Halloween the fastest growing holiday in the United States has its origins in the Celtic world In Ireland it has long been known as Snap Apple Night and many of its traditions like bobbing for ap

    Halloween, the fastest growing holiday in the United States, has its origins in the Celtic world In Ireland, it has long been known as Snap Apple Night, and many of its traditions, like bobbing for apples, have been brought to America over time.Thankfully, the goblins did not come over, too One year on the Emerald Isle, as eleven t ank Gods children get ready for the fHalloween, the fastest growing holiday in the United States, has its origins in the Celtic world In Ireland, it has long been known as Snap Apple Night, and many of its traditions, like bobbing for apples, have been brought to America over time.Thankfully, the goblins did not come over, too One year on the Emerald Isle, as eleven t ank Gods children get ready for the fun, their mother Maise Magee sets out to fetch water for the apple barrel Three goblins spy Wise Woman Magee along the way and know that she could use her magic to help their sick friend Rua.Now, as everyone knows, goblins do not ask for what they want they just take it And once they have something or someone , they hold on for as long as they can What becomes of Maise Magee, her eleven t ank Gods, and Rua and the other goblins is anybody s guess Anything can happen on an Irish Halloween.

    1 thought on “Irish Hallowe'en

    1. Mischievous goblins are out to save their friend but to do it they need a Wise Woman for help, but when they try to keep the Wise Woman it's up to her children to try and save her. This is a traditional Irish tale and it's told in rhyming verse. Some of the rhymes however aren't quite there and when they throw in traditional Irish words the reader has to skip down the bottom to figure out what the author is talking about by looking at a translation. This really disrupts the rhythm of the story, [...]

    2. On Snap Apple Night in Ireland, three goblins kidnap the Wise Woman. Her eleven children must help rescue her.The storyline was OK, all told in rhyme and meter. I liked the Celtic references, but felt the footnotes got in the way of the story. The illustrations are pretty rough. The value of this book lies in it's educational value. Learning about Snap Apple Night is interesting.

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