The Turf-cutter’s Donkey. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats (1946)

Author: Patricia Lynch

Book ID: 65774

Price: 150.00

The Turf-cutter’s Donkey. An Irish Story of Mystery and Adventure. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. London: Dent, 1946. Reprint. Pp, 237. Coloured frontispiece plate with five coloured Illustrations and eight in black & White. Pictorial cream buckram boards and endpapers, in pictorial dust jacket. A few tears along spine of jacket, otherwise a nice bright copy.

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.

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