The House of the Nine Doors
“Once there was a boy who could run so fast that he could catch birds in flight and hares in mid-leap. He could overtake the clouds above him and win a race against the wind blowing past him.”
|This is a retelling of one of my favourite Irish stories, about a boy trying to round up two of every animal and bird in Ireland, in order to free his uncle Finn McCool. It helps that Cole is very fast on his feet, but the task gets much harder when he’s told to keep the animals and birds overnight in a house with nine doors (and no locks…)
My favourite characters are probably the two foxes, who are very tricky indeed, particularly in Stu McLellan’s lively pictures!
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