Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales, is a collection of 16 tales brimming with wit and magic. These timeless stories are adapted from sources originally published between 1888 and 1929, now in the public domain. The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Witches, selkies, fairies, and other creatures make appearances in the brisk tales, which tend toward light humor and happy resolutions. It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion (Celtic word translated as "white; rock, crag," an ancient poetic name for the British Isles). Handsomely designed, full-page silhouette-style images from British illustrator Kate Forrester open each tale, framed within intricate borders featuring fish, gravestones, dragons, and other thematic imagery entwined with Celtic knots.This is a 176 page hardcover book, 0.9 inches high by 9.1 inches long by 7.7 inches wide (1.65 lbs).