The Shifty Lad and the Tales He Told

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The Shifty Lad, as his name suggests, had a way of generally escaping sticky situations. In these delightful and amusing tales of roguery and cunning, we learn about his childhood, how he longed to become a thief, and about his career among the villains of highways and byways. – We also discover how the Shifty Lad escaped a terrible fate and saved his life through the gift of telling stories, and how it all worked out happily in the end. – These tales come from the Celtic cultures of Britain and Ireland. However, they are not necessarily Welsh, Irish, or Scottish according to the author, but a part of our wider human heritage, as are all tales that touch our feelings, strike a note of sadness, or lead to laughter.

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Weight 7.8 oz
Dimensions 5.4 × 0.5 × 8.4 in






November 2010




8 – 14 years


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