This title contains Irish folk tales with a ghastly ghostly twist! It features two tales written in Martin Waddell's inimitable lyrical style. Each story is packed with atmosphere and a twist of gentle humour. From a donkey's desire to stay with his master, however dead he might be to a little girl's mysterious disappearance and reappearance several years later, though not a day older, children will be drawn on irresistibly by these original stories. It is illustrated throughout with James Mayhew's atmospheric line drawings.
Martin Waddell is a highly respected author of many best-selling children's books, including The Owl Babies and Rosie's Babies (Walker). He lives on the coast in Northern Ireland, with his wife. James Mayhew is the creator of Orchard's best-selling Katie picture books, as well as a popular and successful illustrator of several other titles. His artwork is loved by children everywhere. James lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and son.