Legends From Wales: Branwen

Language: English

Illustrated by: Jac Jones

ISBN: 9781859023223

Current Publication Date: 2003

Number of Pages: 36

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Long, long ago Britain was blessed with a wise and mighty king. His name was Bendigeidfran, and he had a sister, the princess Branwen, who was the fairest and kindest girl in all the land. Word of her beauty reached over the sea to Ireland, and soon there were perilous journeys made and messages sent from shore to shore.

The story of Branwen is one of love and loyalty and of a mighty giant's feats. But it is also a story of jealousy and cruel deeds, of suspicion and fear, and a war that ravages two kindgoms.

Jenny Nimmo's retelling of this tale from the Mabinogi will touch the hearts of all young readers, while the illustrations of Jac Jones show a world where legend and reality meet, where magic is as real as the joy and pain of human beings.