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This is a collection of short stories For every good one, there were 3 4 that were just filler As a Newberry Honor book for 1934, I have to wonder what else came out that year It did not live up to my expectations. I m upgrading this from 3 stars to 4 stars for being one of the rare Newbery books written during the 1930s that isn t filled with patrimony or straight racism, and because it contains cultural tales from old Ireland that I ve never encountered before I didn t find the writing particularly captivating, but neither did I find any of the stories bad like a couple of other reviewers have complained The feeling is something of a mix between Story Hour selections, fairy tales, and Aesop s fables I m upgrading this from 3 stars to 4 stars for being one of the rare Newbery books written during the 1930s that isn t filled with patrimony or straight racism, and because it contains cultural tales from old Ireland that I ve never encountered before I didn t find the writing particularly captivating, but neither did I find any of the stories bad like a couple of other reviewers have complained The feeling is something of a mix between Story Hour selections, fairy tales, and Aesop s fables You ll see glimpses of Celtic lore, popular Irish lore currently enjoyed e.g., leprechauns , and completely unknown legends Well, unless, perhaps you live in Ireland and have access to old tales A bunch of dumb stories from old Ireland Some are okay, others are bad, and none of them are really any good And all of them are under the pretense of some old guy heard them all while chilling around some tree in a dinky town. 492b803f ed38 4c7f be94 be32ad515d23 Early tales from Ireland. Unremarkable but not unpleasant collection of stories purportedly from the author s home village of Bunlahy, Ireland These are not the great tales of the heroes, but are simple tales told by villagers while they sat beneath their village s famous tree In most instances, I found the framing of the tale to be as interesting as the tale itself, i.e the storyteller or the circumstances that necessitated the telling The tales are either folk or fairy tales and most have a magical element like Ush Unremarkable but not unpleasant collection of stories purportedly from the author s home village of Bunlahy, Ireland These are not the great tales of the heroes, but are simple tales told by villagers while they sat beneath their village s famous tree In most instances, I found the framing of the tale to be as interesting as the tale itself, i.e the storyteller or the circumstances that necessitated the telling The tales are either folk or fairy tales and most have a magical element like Usheen who must not touch the ground I especially enjoyed the animal tales the hen who mothered some pheasants and the three companions the Circus horse, the donkey, and the goat I read this for my 2018 Reading Challenge and my Newbery Challenge Honor Book 1934 ^READ KINDLE ↶ The Big Tree Of Bunlahy: Stories Of My Own Countryside ✕ A collection of thirteen short stories from Padraic Colum, based on life in his home village of Bunlahy, in County Longford, Ireland