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An Féileacán agus An Rí - A Reading

An Féileacán agus an Rí – athinsint ar sheanscéal ó mhiotaseolaíocht na hÉireann, léite ag an t-údar Máire Zepf.

Irish with English subtitles.

The Butterfly and the King – a retelling of one of Ireland’s most ancient myths by author Máire Zepf. In Irish with subtitles in English.

Éist le húdar Máire Zepf agus í ag léamh Leabhar na Bliana (Gradam Reics Carló) ‘An Féileacán agus an Rí’, maisithe ag Shona Shirley MacDonald.

Tá scéal draíochtúil Mhír agus Éadaoin á inse in Éirinn le breis agus míle bliain, ach san athinsint comhaimseartha seo, don chéad uair riamh, tá srianta an scéil tugtha d’Éadaoin í féin.

Mar chuid den fhíseán seo, beidh Máire ag roinnt síol-smaointí lenar féidir le scríbhneoirí óga sa bhaile a gcuid scéalta féin a scríobh. Tá an físeán i nGaeilge, le fotheidil i mBéarla.

Listen to author Máire Zepf as she reads the award-winning book ‘An Féileacán agus an Rí’, illustrated by Shona Shirley MacDonald. The spellbinding tale of Mír and Éadaoin has been told in Ireland for over a thousand years, but in this contemporary retelling, Éadaoin has been given the reins to her own story for the first time ever.

In this video, Máire will also give young writers at home some story starter ideas to write their own stories inspired by the themes of the myth. The video is in Irish, with English subtitles.

Máire Zepf has written 12 books for children, from picture books to a YA verse novel. Winner of the KPMG Children’s Book of the Year, the Réics Carló Award and a White Raven in 2020, her books appear in 8 languages worldwide.

The Co. Down author was the first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at QUB (2017-19).