Why the moon travels
A haunting collection of twenty stories rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community. Brave vixens, prophetic owls and stalwart horses live alongside the human characters as guides, protectors, friends and foes while spirits, giants and fairies blur the lines between this world and the otherworld. Collected by Oein DeBhairduin throughout his childhood, retold in his lyrical style, and beautifully illustrated by Leanne McDonagh.
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Why dandelions grow As beárnan gidge raired
Where stars come from Ain bini ludas crush awalt
Airmids voice Airmids gresko
Why the moon travels Ain olomi ludus misler
Bees and giants Beach an tom gloke
How the badger got her stripes Ke a broc gred a gota
Where the sh get their scales Key skef bog gocha
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