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Fergus and the Night-Demon: An Irish Ghost Story

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ISBN13: 9780618339556
ISBN10: 0618339558
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Review:

"Paying homage to the traditions of Irish folklore, Murphy (The Great Fire) crafts an original tale in which a lazy lad from the Emerald Isle uses wit and words to wiggle out of a spooky scrape. Fergus loves his life as a ne'er-do-well, always ready for 'a bit of play,' and always ready with an excuse for not helping his mother around the cottage and the farm. But one evening's jaunt to Skibbereen is interrupted by a giant ghostly creature seeking to send Fergus O'Mara to his grave. Blarney serves Fergus well, and the bit o'fear he felt changes his attitude at home. Manders's (Quiet Night) gouache and colored pencil illustrations harness an entertaining mix of humor and suspense, sprinkled with clever details such as Fergus's sweater and cap, and the family's thatched-roof dwelling. He pictures the Night-Demon as a dark, towering mass of tattered rags, sharp teeth and glowing red eyes that young readers won't soon forget. An author's note on the story's influences is included. Ages 6-9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Acclaimed nonfiction author Jim Murphy now turns his hand to spinning yarns. Fergus OMara, a resourceful Irish lad, is especially clever at avoiding work. On his way to an evening of fun, he encounters the dreaded Night-Demon. Fergus keeps on walking, but this demon means business, and our hero will have to work hard to get himself out of a “grave” situation.

With haunting humor and high spirits, Jim Murphy and John Manders have created a suspenseful tale thats scary enough for a Halloween read-aloud and funny enough to be enjoyed at any time. Authors note.

Synopsis:

On his way to town to have some fun, a lazy but clever young man faces a terrible demon, who declares that his time has come.

About the Author

John Manders has illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including, most recently, DIRT BOY by Erik Jon Slangerup. He also teaches illustration and graphic design history at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his pet parrot and hound.Jim was born in Newark, New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. Over the years he has had such offbeat jobs as boiler repairperson, chainlink fence installer, roofer, and apartment cleaner, and has worked in a plastics factory, sold books, and been a "tin-knocker" on New York City skyscrapers, working thirty or so stories up on open steel. From 1970 -1977 he was the managing editor for Clarion Books. Murphy has more than twenty-five books to his credit. He is a two-time winner of both the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and received a Newbery Honor for his book The Great Fire (Scholastic). He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618339556
Author:
Murphy, Jim
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Illustrator:
Manders, John
Author:
Manders, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Demonology
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.28x8.98x.36 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 32 pages Clarion Books - English 9780618339556 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Paying homage to the traditions of Irish folklore, Murphy (The Great Fire) crafts an original tale in which a lazy lad from the Emerald Isle uses wit and words to wiggle out of a spooky scrape. Fergus loves his life as a ne'er-do-well, always ready for 'a bit of play,' and always ready with an excuse for not helping his mother around the cottage and the farm. But one evening's jaunt to Skibbereen is interrupted by a giant ghostly creature seeking to send Fergus O'Mara to his grave. Blarney serves Fergus well, and the bit o'fear he felt changes his attitude at home. Manders's (Quiet Night) gouache and colored pencil illustrations harness an entertaining mix of humor and suspense, sprinkled with clever details such as Fergus's sweater and cap, and the family's thatched-roof dwelling. He pictures the Night-Demon as a dark, towering mass of tattered rags, sharp teeth and glowing red eyes that young readers won't soon forget. An author's note on the story's influences is included. Ages 6-9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Acclaimed nonfiction author Jim Murphy now turns his hand to spinning yarns. Fergus OMara, a resourceful Irish lad, is especially clever at avoiding work. On his way to an evening of fun, he encounters the dreaded Night-Demon. Fergus keeps on walking, but this demon means business, and our hero will have to work hard to get himself out of a “grave” situation.

With haunting humor and high spirits, Jim Murphy and John Manders have created a suspenseful tale thats scary enough for a Halloween read-aloud and funny enough to be enjoyed at any time. Authors note.

"Synopsis" by , On his way to town to have some fun, a lazy but clever young man faces a terrible demon, who declares that his time has come.
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