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Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins)
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins)

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk (Picture Puffins)

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Author: Gerald McDermott

Brand: Puffin Books

Edition: Reprint


  • Puffin Books

ISBN: 0140506756

Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.0 x 0.1 inches

Number Of Pages: 32

Publisher: Puffin Books

Release Date: 1992-02-01

Details: Tim O’Toole and his wife, Kathleen, are so poor they have not a penny or a potato between them. Even their cats are too skinny for the mice to chase! When Tim goes out to find a job, he stumbles upon “the wee folk”—a band of leprechauns who give him gifts to make his fortune. That is, if Tim can keep clear of the evil McGoon family. . . .
“The telling here has a well-honed, Irish lilt; the illustrations, by a Caldecott winner, are lively, expressive, and well sprinkled with sprightly men in green.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This book is a winner.”—Booklist 

EAN: 9780140506754


Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.

Ogham Alphabet

Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.

Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.
Ogham Stone Kilmalkedar Dingle County Kerry