Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story

Brigid s Cloak An Ancient Irish Story The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tearthe thatch from the roof But when the baby gave her first cry thewind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing Brigid s Clo

  • Title: Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story
  • Author: Bryce Milligan Helen Cann
  • ISBN: 9780802852977
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tearthe thatch from the roof But when the baby gave her first cry, thewind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing.Brigid s Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland s most beloved saints On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid Years later, theThe wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tearthe thatch from the roof But when the baby gave her first cry, thewind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing.Brigid s Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland s most beloved saints On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem Bryce Milligan s eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder Beautifully illustrated by Helen Cann, Brigid s Cloak sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.

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  • Bryce Milligan Helen Cann

    Bryce Milligan has lived in San Antonio since 1977 Milligan is a prolific, award winning author in numerous genres, ranging from children s books to adult poetry and criticism Bloomsbury Review called him an indefatigable literary wizard Critic Paul Christensen wrote of Milligan as one of the principal writers of the region and a force at the center of the literary art movements of Texas James Hoggard, past president of the Texas Institute of Letters once wrote More than any individual I can think of, Milligan has been supremely successful in fostering both a public awareness and involvement in the humanities in Texas Milligan, like many writers, has had numerous professions Among other things, he has been a folksinger songwriter, a luthier, a rare book bibliographer, a college English and creative writing instructor, a poet in the schools, an arts administrator, a book and magazine editor and anthologist, a book designer, and a publisher As a writer, he has been a newspaper columnist, a freelance journalist, a scholar, a novelist, a poet, a playwright, and an essayist It has been an interesting life He has been the publisher, editor, and designer for Wings Press since 1995 Wings has published some 200 titles, which have won numerous awards Wings authors include the poets laureate of seven different states, in addition to a former poet laureate of the U.S.

  • 892 Comments

  • This beautifully designed storybook tells readers a lovely tale about the Irish lass that would grow up to be St.Brigid. I told the story using the pictures more than the text.


  • This is one of my favorite books about a saint. It manages to tell the rather fantastical story in a way that seems true enough and keeps the attention even of the littlest listeners. I was most impressed by the inclusion of the Druid's blessing at the beginning of the story. A good saint tale that doesn't whitewash the sense of myth out of the retelling.


  • This is a sweetly told and beautifully illustrated legend from the childhood of St. Brigid of Ireland, whose stories create a bridge between the Old Ways and the Christianity that was newly arriving in Ireland when she lived. In the book we see a Druid treated with respect and reverence as a divine messenger, and also see 10-year-old Brigid magically transported in time to witness and assist at the birth of Jesus. For those interested in bridging these traditions in our own families, this is a g [...]


  • Summary: The story of Brigid and her cloak.Why Did I Read This: It appeared on a list of recommended books for February as Brigid's Feast Day is February 1.Review: I liked this book. I do not really know anything about St. Brigid except that she's from Ireland. This was a simple legend that helped me get to know her within an engaging story.



  • CIP: noneSummary: A retelling of the tale of Ireland's beloved saint, Brigid.Review. The illustrations are exquisite, with lovely Celtic borders and bright colors. The tale itself was quite good - but I was personally disappointed when it brought in the whole baby in a manger thing. Unfortunately, I am not well enough acquainted with Irish lore to know if this is the way the tale is always told. It seemed out of place to me, however.Publishers Weekly says: "has the broad appeal of folklore while [...]


  • This is an interesting tale that explains the history of Saint Brigid of Ireland. I'd never heard this story before and it is a nice Christmas-themed story. The narrative is engaging and the illustrations are colorful. We really liked the Celtic designs on the bottom borders of the pages and I appreciated the author's note at the end of the book that gives a little more historical background information on Saint Brigid. We enjoyed reading this book together.


  • This beautiful story of Brigid, one of Irelands most loved and known saints, is one that can be read around Christmas time. She travels to a little town called Bethlehem and helps aid in the birth of baby Jesus. This story may not be one to read aloud in the classroom of a public school, but one that could be available if the students wanted to read it for themselves, since religion is not something public schools like to teach or encourage.


  • This was simultaneously too long and left out huge chunks of the story. I had to coax my son through the first half of it but he finally became interested when he recognized we were reading about Christmas and Jesus. Still, beautiful illustrations and a good introduction to this traditional story for my kids.


  • LAME! There's NO conflict in this book. None. Not-a. Zero. Zilch. And "an ancient Irish story"? Definitely NOT! Ancient would be pre-Christian. This book is Catholic propaganda about wiping out all those "dirty" Celtic pagans.


  • This is a wonderful Irish legend about their beloved Saint Brigid. Of course being Irish I think it's great but it also revolves around the nativity of Christ, thus it is a fantastic book. I got it for Christmas today, and read it this afternoon!


  • I'm not Catholic, but I loved this story of Saint Brigid and her cloak. This would make wonderful Christmas reading, as Brigid visits Bethlehem as the daughter of a certain innkeeper at a critical moment.




  • 3 stars for the story; 4 for the illustrations.I love the overlap of Pagan and Christian versions of Brigid and I love the ambiguity at the end.




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