The King of Ireland’s Son | Bedtime Stories for Kids -Alder & Alouette

The King of Ireland’s Son

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The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum sets out to find the Enchanter of the Black Back-Lands and meets the Enchanter's daughter, Fedelma. His adventures lead him to the Land of the Mist, the Town of the Red Castle, and the worlds of Gilly of the Goatskin, the Hags of the Long Teeth, Princess Flame-of-Wine, and the Giant Crom Duv.

This is a true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King of Ireland who sets off on an impossible quest. The stories weave together, stories within stories, in a fantastic tapestry of humor, poetry, action and adventure. Perfect for reading aloud as a bedtime story, generations of children have loved Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.


  • Written by Padraic Colum and illustrated by Willy Pogany. Edited by Reg Down. 
  • Published by CSIP by Reg Down, Scotland;  September 14, 2012.
  • Ages 7 to 10 years
  • .54" H x 9.02" L x 5.98" W (0.76 lbs) 256 pages
  • Softcover
  • A great bedtime read-aloud book