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Ella Young

(1867—1956) poet and mythographer


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(1867–1956), Irish writer, folklorist, and poet who was part of the Celtic revival. She was born in Fenagh, County Antrim, Ireland; was educated at the Royal University, Dublin; and in 1925 moved to the United States and became a lecturer. She is known for her retellings of Irish myths and legends, including The Coming of Lugh (1909) and the frequently reprinted Celtic Wonder-Tales (1910), both illustrated by Maud Gonne, and The Tangle- Coated Horse and Other Tales (1929). In The Wonder Smith and His Son (1927) and The Unicorn with Silver Shoes (1932), Young creates her own fiction, inspired by Celtic sources.

From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature in Oxford Reference.

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