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Created: 15th November, 2021

The Hound of Ulster

Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Erin Brown
Publisher: Bloomsbury

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 5 and 6

A thrilling retelling of the traditional Irish legend of Cúchulainn written by Malachy Doyle.

Young Setanta, the son of poor shepherds, is determined to impress the mighty king of Ulster with his strength and bravery and to join the Red Branch Knights. He could easily beat the other warriors at hurling. He could even triumph over them in a fight. But can he defeat the ferocious hound of Ulster, the smith Culann's menacing guard dog, and prove his worth?

This page-turning story from Malachy Doyle, based on the traditional Irish folk tale, has exciting black-and-white illustrations by Erin Brown and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.

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