Gaelic Ghosts Author:Sorche Nic Leodhas, Nancy Hogrogian (Illustrator) Bogles with bagpipes and spooks in bonnets reward virtue or help the misguided see their errors in these entertaining stories related by the award-winning author of Heather and Broom and Thistle and Thyme. A highly gifted "recollector" of Scottish folktales, Sorche Nic Leodhas has woven these delightful tales of Gaelic ghost lore to tickle the s... more »ense of humor rather than chill the imagination.
The four graveyard specters who cure a lad of his gambling, the ghostly canine who leads dog-loving Sandy MacNeil to his good fortune, the kindly ghost who saves a man from certain death in a dangerous storm - all are revealed with the flavor and wit that have won Miss Nic Leodhas' previous books such a warm and enthusiastic reception. Adding to the fun is the story of the ambitious archeologist whose search for the bones of giants leads to a most amusing confrontation with the ghosts of the giants themselves.
With charming woodcuts of these supernatural Scots by the skilled designer Nonny Hogrogian, Gaelic Ghosts is one of those rare and refreshing books that elicit a special measure of affection from any child.« less