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Island of the Great Yellow Ox

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Walter Macken is a hero of Irish literature who wrote for radio, television and the stage as well as directing plays. He is best known for his adult trilogy Seek the Fair Land, Rain on the Wind and The Silent People which spans generations of Irish history from the arrival of Cromwell to the famine. However, he found these so difficult to write that he began work on two children's books (both published by Macmillan Children's Books), Flight of the Doves and Island of the Great Yellow Ox, as a form of relaxation. He died in the 1980s in his beloved Oughterard, a quiet village in the west of Ireland.
This is an ex-library copy in very good condition. The purple boards have gilt titling on the spine. Although there is a bar code label on the front free end paper, a return date form, a library stamp and a ticket pocket also, there are no other no other marks or labels in the book. There is one scuff mark at top left of the front cober, also moderate dust soiling to the upper text block edge. There are several delightful b/w line illustrations throughout the story and the vivid illustration on the dust jacket, also by Charles Keeping, is wonderfully bright and evocative.

Item details

Author(s):
Walter Macken
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.5 x 20.4 cms
Edition:
1970
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
186
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
Island of the Great Yellow Ox

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Walter Macken is a hero of Irish literature who wrote for radio, television and the stage as well as directing plays. He is best known for his adult trilogy Seek the Fair Land, Rain on the Wind and The Silent People which spans generations of Irish history from the arrival of Cromwell to the famine. However, he found these so difficult to write that he began work on two children's books (both published by Macmillan Children's Books), Flight of the Doves and Island of the Great Yellow Ox, as a form of relaxation. He died in the 1980s in his beloved Oughterard, a quiet village in the west of Ireland.
This is an ex-library copy in very good condition. The purple boards have gilt titling on the spine. Although there is a bar code label on the front free end paper, a return date form, a library stamp and a ticket pocket also, there are no other no other marks or labels in the book. There is one scuff mark at top left of the front cober, also moderate dust soiling to the upper text block edge. There are several delightful b/w line illustrations throughout the story and the vivid illustration on the dust jacket, also by Charles Keeping, is wonderfully bright and evocative.

Author(s):
Walter Macken
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.5 x 20.4 cms
Edition:
1970
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
186
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
Island of the Great Yellow Ox

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