Niall and the Stone of Destiny is the first fully-illustrated children's book about legendary Celtic High King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. Embark on an exciting journey, following Niall through his boyhood adventures and quest to become High King of Ireland.This well-researched historical fiction is designed to engage a younger generation of Niall's descendants in their INiall and the Stone of Destiny is the first fully-illustrated children's book about legendary Celtic High King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. Embark on an exciting journey, following Niall through his boyhood adventures and quest to become High King of Ireland.This well-researched historical fiction is designed to engage a younger generation of Niall's descendants in their Irish heritage and ancestry. Niall and the Stone of Destiny is a heroic tale with dozens of vivid-color, full-page illustrations. This story is sure to capture the interest and imagination of all readers, especially children ages 9 - 12.For more than 1,500 years the story of King Niall, also known as Niall of the Nine Hostages, was thought to be pure Celtic mythology. According to legend, Niall was born in the late fourth century AD and reigned as the High King of Ireland until sometime in the early fifth century.In 2006, an article was published by a research team from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics and the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Their research provided DNA evidence that a common lineage from the Irish Dynasty UI NEill, which translated literally means "descendants of Niall," did, in fact, originate sometime during the fifth Century AD. With this discovery, Niall is propelled from the annals of folklore into the books of Irish history and permanently carved into the trunk of many a family tree....
|Title||:||Niall and the Stone of Destiny: Book I|
|Number of Pages||:||56 Pages|
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Niall and the Stone of Destiny: Book I Reviews
What the book’s about: According to legend, King Niall ruled as High King of Ireland during the first half of the fifth century. Niall of the Nine Hostages was thought to be a figure of myth, similar to England’s King Arthur, until a team of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin used DNA evidence to prove that the Irish Dynasty Uí Néill, which dominated Ireland from the 6th through 10th Centuries, had a common ancestor who lived in the fifth century. In other words, the dynasty whose name literally translates as “descendants of Niall” did in fact share a common ancestor who might have been King Niall. As you might guess, since the very existence of King Niall had to be proven through genetic testing rather than through historical records, we don’t have a lot of hard historical data about King Niall. By necessity, Lance MacNeill’s tale of how King Niall came to rule Ireland is a mix of history, Celtic mythology, and fiction. But The Nine-Year-Old assures me that it’s also an excellent read, and is eagerly awaiting Book Two.Who would enjoy this book: Lance MacNeill’s book is sized like a picture book, but packed with text and pages like a chapter book. There is a lot of story here, and while most pages have illustrations of some sort, the text is the dominant feature of this book, not the art. I’d say this book is best suited to older readers ages 8-12, who are interested in Irish history and don’t mind illustrations in their books, but don’t really rely on them to understand the story.Review cross-posted on my Caterpickles blog.
Fantastic book about Irish history and family heritage by my amazingly talented cousin! A traditional Irish tale which has all the features of a brilliant children's story.
My students loved it!