Author

Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum
  • Celebrated Irish author Padraic Colum dazzled audiences with his retellings of old Gaelic myths. In The King of Ireland’s Son, he imbues seven favorite tales from the Emerald Isle with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. Stories include “Fedelma, the Enchanter’s Daughter,” “When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal’s Dominion,” “The Sword of Light,” “The Town of the Red Castle,” “The King of the Land of Mist,” “The House of Crom Duv,” and “The Spae-Woman.” It’s hours of entertainment for the whole family!

  • Jason was born the son of a king, his destiny to rule Iolcus. But his uncle, King Pelias, who has taken over the throne, is not willing to give it up, so he cunningly persuades Jason to accept a dare to bring back the famous Golden Fleece of Colchis. Jason accepts the challenge, unaware that he is being conned into a dangerous and perhaps fatal journey far from the land he loves.

    Jason sets out, along with Heracles and Theseus, Perseus and Atalanta, and the sorceress Medea, on a wondrous journey in the shipArgoto strange lands populated by even stranger inhabitants. As they travel, Orpheus, the storyteller, sings songs about the gods and goddesses and the creation of heaven and earth.

    This book is the story of Jason, the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece.

  • Padraic Colum's classic retelling combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Come voyage to ancient Greece with Achilles who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. And follow Odysseus on his perilous journey on the sea—through the land of the Cyclopes, past Circe the Enchantress, the terrible Charybdis, and the six-headed serpent Scylla.

    Young readers will delight in these accessible tales of action and adventure.