Initially released in 1903 and the inspiration for the 1959 Walt Disney movie, Darby O Gill and the Little People, this novel is told through chapters that could be read individually as short stories The story is set in Ireland and includes the story of Darby O Gill s sojourn in the mountain home of the fairies, when he wins his freedom and fairy gold from King BrianInitially released in 1903 and the inspiration for the 1959 Walt Disney movie, Darby O Gill and the Little People, this novel is told through chapters that could be read individually as short stories The story is set in Ireland and includes the story of Darby O Gill s sojourn in the mountain home of the fairies, when he wins his freedom and fairy gold from King Brian Connors Other chapters include How the Fairies Came to Ireland, Darby O Gill and the Leprechaun, and The Adventures of King Brian The final chapter, The Banshee s Comb, is a fantastic tale in which Darby must match wits with the banshee and her ghosts, or meet his doom.
Darby O Gill the Good People Initially released in and the inspiration for the Walt Disney movie Darby O Gill and the Little People this novel is told through chapters that could be read individually as short stories
This book contains many stories that are full of charm, wit, and humor. If you love Ireland and books like Narnia, then don’t hesitate to read this one. It is written in an Irish accent that transports you to county Tipperary. It’s full of leprechauns, fairies, and angels and hints of dark Irish legends scattered throughout. I wish so dearly to find another book this rich and imaginative that takes place in Ireland. The Disney movie did a great job of keeping the spirit of the book, however [...]
One Warning: I don't laugh outloud when I read most books, but I couldn't help it with this one. I found myself laughing in the gym, or at the library, or anywhere else I read this. The embarrassing kind of laugh too. I have had one chapter left to read for a few weeks now, but I didn't want the good times to end. I finally finished it today. I might just have to read this every March. WONDERFUL!P.S. I didn't think there were more but Danny found some. (My HERO!)
When I was a kid, I was scared stiff at the Disney film "Darby O'Gill And The Little People". I never realized it was based on a series of stories until today - and what whimsical and delightful tales they are, too. Reading this was a sheer pleasure, but it's far too short! Thankfully, there appear to be more books in this series, so I can revisit. Go - read this today! You'll love it!
This is the predecessor to Ashes of Old Wishes. I think these stories would be great to read to children at bedtime provided you can muster a convincing brogue and you substitute a more innocuous villain for the devil.
Conoscete Darby O’Gill, il fattore? È l’irlandese più gagliardo che abbia mai messo piede su questa terra, nonché il migliore amico di Brian Connor, il re del piccolo popolo. Ah! Quante ne avrei da raccontare su di lui. Sapete di quella volta in cui ottenne dal leprecauno tre desideri, per poi perderli tutti esprimendone un quarto? O di quando rimase intrappolato per sei mesi a Sleive-na-mon, la montagna incantata? O di quella volta in cui sua moglie Bridget lo mandò a spasso la notte di [...]
Simply grand. These tales capture the spirit of the oral tradition. They are evocative, of not only place, but also of teller telling tale hearth side. In fact, the only thing better than reading it would be just that: hearing the tales told —whilst fireside—over a pint of ale, or three.
Audible:This was a highly entertaining retelling of the well known stories.I enjoyed Anne Hancocks performance.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
This book has six stories about Darby O'Gill and his adventures with King Brian Connors and the leprechauns. In the first story, Darby becomes trapped in Sleive-na-mon (home of the leprechauns) when he tries to rescue his cow Rosie. When he escapes, King Brian comes after him. Darby traps them in a ring of holly and forces King Brain to grant him three wishes. In the second story, Darby catches a leprechaun and wishes for a huge castle, but loses all his wishes when accidently makes a fourth wis [...]
When I was a kid, I saw the Disney movie Darby O'Gill and the Little People at the local public library. It was a little scary, a lot funny, and so exciting. As I got older, I thought it was cool that it had a very young and dashing Sean Connery in it. The movie has stuck with me for years, with a tinge of wonderful childlike nostalgia. So when I found the book on recently, I had to download it. The stories are traditional Irish folk tales with fairies and ghosts and wishes - Oh my! I had fun r [...]
I loved the Disney movie with Sean Connery and found the book online being published by a very small company. It's been a while but I've remembered it fondly.
A primeira história do encontro com os Leprechauns é engraçada, mas toda a escrita em irlandês arcaico torna a leitura muito cansativa
This is the Irishest thing I ever did read.
I love the dialogue and the way the author dips into traditional style.