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[The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales]

The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales

Written by Ella Young

  • 1930 Newbery Medal Honor Book

Ella Young was born in 1867 in the little village of Feenagh, County Antrim. "From childhood I heard tales of ghosts, banshees, haunted castles, mischievous and friendly sprites, snatches of ballads, and political arguments....It was not until I came to Dublin and met Standish O'Grady, A.E., and Kuna Meyer that I realized what a heritage waited for me in Celtic literature. I read every translation I could get, learned Irish, and betook myself to Gaelic Ireland where, by turf fires, I could hear the poems of the Fianna recited by folk who had heard the faery music and danced in faery circles...".

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