The Turf-cutter’s Donkey. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. (1946)
Book ID: 66262
The Turf-cutter’s Donkey. An Irish Story of Mystery and Adventure. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. London: Dent, 1946. Reprint. Pp, 237. Pictorial cream buckram boards and endpapers, lacks dust jacket. Neat gift inscription verso half-title, overall a nice bright copy.
Coloured frontispiece plate with five coloured Illustrations and eight in black & white by renowned artist Jack B. Yeats.
Patricia Lynch is best known for blending Irish rural life and fantasy as in The Turf-Cutter’s Donkey. The story concerns Seamus and Eileen, an enchanted teapot and the little grey donkey, Long Ears. The children meet a leprechaun, a golden eagle, the Salmon of Knowledge and Finn on their adventure.
First published in 1934, a few sequels followed.