The Song of Wandering Aengus
- Tairge: 21
Lavishly-illustrated gift picture book – a cross-over title that will appeal to adults and young people.
William Butler Yeats was one of Ireland’s most revered writers, and a major voice in 20th
century poetry in the English language. His early work, of which The Song of Wandering Aengus is one of his
most beautiful examples, was steeped in the ancient tales of the Irish Gaelic tradition. To celebrate the upcoming
75th anniversary of the poet’s death in 2014, and the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2015, Futa Fata is proud to present
this picture book interpretation of one of Yeats’ most enduring evocations of love and loss.
The book, is lovingly illustrated in ethereal watercolours
by one of Italy’s finest picture book artists, Marina Marcolin.
Marina Marcolin was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1975. She works as a professional illustrator for
major Italian and foreign publishing houses. Her work has been published in Italy, Spain, Greece,
France, Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Germany and Holland. Her illustrations have been exhibited
in Italy and other foreign countries and she has received various awards concerning her work.
This edition is hauntingly illustrated by Italian Marina Marcolin in a beautiful hardback edition..
Marcolin works in watercolour and her delicate brushstrokes capture the cadences of the poem and
illuminate Yeats’ lyricism wonderfully well. (Age 12+) [NO’M] CBI Recommended Reads
A book beyond my wildest dreams-Amazon Reviewer
Exquisite illustrations -Amazon Reviewer
Foilsitheoir Futa Fata-Dáta Foilsithe Aibreán 2014
Údar William Butler Yeats
Maisitheoir Marina Marcolin
Líon na Lth 32, Leabhair lándaite,
200mm x 183mm
Praghas Molta €9.95