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The Song of Brigid’s Cloak Catherine Ann Cullen, illustrated by Katya Swan | Beehive Books

Release Date01/10/2022
PublisherBeehive Books
CategoriesChildrens, Religion

‘There was a wise woman, we’re all agreed,

some call her Brigid, some call her Bríd.

She grew up kind and she liked a joke

and she always wore a wee small cloak.’

A beautifully illustrated children’s book featuring one poem celebrating Saint Brigid. The story of how Brigid tricked the King of Leinster into giving her land on which which to build her church is told in verse, in the form of a song that can be sung by readers. Brigid is portrayed as a kind-hearted and strong young woman with a wicked sense of humour.

‘A delightful and amusing take on an old story that’ll have you humming as you read.’

Siobhán Parkinson writes for children. She was the inaugural Laureate na nÓg, and founded Little Island Books

‘Rhyme and rhythm, music and song – all in Catherine Ann Cullen’s wonderful, inimitable style. What better way to introduce Brigid and her cloak to young readers.’

Áine Ní Ghlinn, poet, playwright, children’s writer and current Laureate na nÓg, 2020–2023, the first to write exclusively in Irish