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ISBN13: 9780064472050
ISBN10: 0064472051
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An Ancient Manuscript...

When ten-year-old Pidge finds the crumbling pages of an old manuscript in a second-hand bookshop in Galway, he unwittingly releases the serpent Olc-Glas--and the forces of good and evil gather to do battle. The Mórrígan, Goddess of Death and Destruction, has set her evil heart on gaining Olc-Glas and adding its poison to her own, thereby casting her shadow over the world.

A Lost Stone...

To thwart The Mórrígan, Pidge and his little sister Brigit are sent by The Dagda, Lord of Great Knowledge, on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years--th only means of destroying the serpent.

A Perilous Adventure...

Pidge and Brigit's journey begins in Ireland...their destination is unknown. All true creatures help where they can, but ultimately, it is up to steadfast Pidge and courageous Brigit to find their own way. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhounds--the hounds of The Mórrígan....When ten-year-old Pidge finds an ancient manuscript in a secondhand bookshop, he unwittingly sets into motion an epic battle between Good and Evil. In order to save the world from the Mrrgan, the Goddess of Death and Destruction, Pidge and his little sister, Brigit, go on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhoundsthe hounds of the Mrrgan. . . .A classic tale that has been unavailable in paperback for almost ten years, The Hounds of the Mrrgan is a book to treasure and to keep alongside the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Philip Pullman.A splendid fantasy . . . rich and satisfying. Starred Review/The Horn Book[A] brilliant tapestry. Starred Review/ALA BooklistSpellbinding . . . entirely original. Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

An Ancient Manuscript...

When ten-year-old Pidge finds the crumbling pages of an old manuscript in a second-hand bookshop in Galway, he unwittingly releases the serpent Olc-Glas--and the forces of good and evil gather to do battle. The MÓ rrÍ gan, Goddess of Death and Destruction, has set her evil heart on gaining Olc-Glas and adding its poison to her own, thereby casting her shadow over the world.

A Lost Stone...

To thwart The MÓ rrÍ gan, Pidge and his little sister Brigit are sent by The Dagda, Lord of Great Knowledge, on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years--th only means of destroying the serpent.

A Perilous Adventure...

Pidge and Brigit's journey begins in Ireland...their destination is unknown. All true creatures help where they can, but ultimately, it is up to steadfast Pidge and courageous Brigit to find their own way. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhounds--the hounds of The MÓ rrÍ gan....When ten-year-old Pidge finds an ancient manuscript in a secondhand bookshop, he unwittingly sets into motion an epic battle between Good and Evil. In order to save the world from the Mrrgan, the Goddess of Death and Destruction, Pidge and his little sister, Brigit, go on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhoundsthe hounds of the Mrrgan. . . .A classic tale that has been unavailable in paperback for almost ten years, The Hounds of the Mrrgan is a book to treasure and to keep alongside the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Philip Pullman.A splendid fantasy . . . rich and satisfying. Starred Review/The Horn Book A brilliant tapestry.Starred Review/ALA BooklistSpellbinding . . . entirely original. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Pat O'Shea was born in Galway in the west of Ireland in 1931. The Hounds of the Morrigan is her first novel for children.

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Christin, April 8, 2013 (view all comments by Christin)
What an adorable book! It grabs you from the first page and is a surprisingly fast read. This is a sweet, fun story about a brave, clever young boy and his spitfire little sister going on a quest through Faerie to retrieve a special stone that will allow them to prevent The Morrigan from unleashing misery on the world. A great mythological romp!
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strawberry_kisses111, October 26, 2006 (view all comments by strawberry_kisses111)
This book was very interesting. I knew just from reading the first page that I would be interested, and that the book would be very well written. Its just one of those books that you could really relate to the characters and see yourself as them when you were little.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064472050
Author:
O'Shea, Pat
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
19990604
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
6.75x4.22x1.48 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
11-17

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Product details 688 pages HarperTeen - English 9780064472050 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An Ancient Manuscript...

When ten-year-old Pidge finds the crumbling pages of an old manuscript in a second-hand bookshop in Galway, he unwittingly releases the serpent Olc-Glas--and the forces of good and evil gather to do battle. The MÓ rrÍ gan, Goddess of Death and Destruction, has set her evil heart on gaining Olc-Glas and adding its poison to her own, thereby casting her shadow over the world.

A Lost Stone...

To thwart The MÓ rrÍ gan, Pidge and his little sister Brigit are sent by The Dagda, Lord of Great Knowledge, on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years--th only means of destroying the serpent.

A Perilous Adventure...

Pidge and Brigit's journey begins in Ireland...their destination is unknown. All true creatures help where they can, but ultimately, it is up to steadfast Pidge and courageous Brigit to find their own way. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhounds--the hounds of The MÓ rrÍ gan....When ten-year-old Pidge finds an ancient manuscript in a secondhand bookshop, he unwittingly sets into motion an epic battle between Good and Evil. In order to save the world from the Mrrgan, the Goddess of Death and Destruction, Pidge and his little sister, Brigit, go on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhoundsthe hounds of the Mrrgan. . . .A classic tale that has been unavailable in paperback for almost ten years, The Hounds of the Mrrgan is a book to treasure and to keep alongside the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Philip Pullman.A splendid fantasy . . . rich and satisfying. Starred Review/The Horn Book A brilliant tapestry.Starred Review/ALA BooklistSpellbinding . . . entirely original. Publishers Weekly

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