This is a collection of classic Irish legends, retold for children of eight and over by an accomplished writer, and exquisitely illustrated in full colour by an award-winning illustrator. Fiercely fought battles, passionate romances, spells and curses, heroes and villains, loyalty and betrayal: these ancient tales combine all the essential ingredients of great drama with unforgettable storytelling. Marie Heaney and PJ Lynch provide their own interpretation of one of the world's greatest literary traditions in this stunning collection, which includes a previously unpublished poem translated from the Irish by Seamus Heaney.
Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone and began her teaching career in schools in Northern Ireland. She and her family moved to Dublin in 1972. As well as The Names Upon the Harp she has also written Over Nine Waves, an adult book of Irish legends and as an editor with Townhouse Publishing in Dublin has produced several anthologies, including Heart MysteriMore about Marie Heaney
P. J. Lynch has worked as a book illustrator since the 1980s. Millions of his books have been sold around the world and he has won many awards. In recent years PJ has designed posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre as well as several sets of stamps for An Post. As well as illustrating books he has painted some very large murals including two on theMore about P. J. Lynch