I handed the book to my 17-year-old on the day it arrived, after he returned from school. He stood in the doorway of our office, reading and grinning. I kid you not. He's since sneaked the book off to read a story, now and then, when he's been in the mood. Kiddo's opinion is that the stories are good, but some of them have "nyeh" endings and he likes his Norse mythology better than folk tales. But, in general, he really likes the book. He is kind of a mythology freak, so you'd have to expect that crack about folk tales being secondary to mythology.
The author has kindly provided not only a glossary but also some footnotes on pronunciation of difficult Gaelic names and words. If you can get those tricky words figured out, with the right amount of drama these stories would be excellent to read aloud to a room full of bright-eyed elementary students.
Also, don't forget tomorrow is the day of my drawingfor a copy of any one title from Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire series!!! It's a sticky. If you're on a reader, just hop on over to the blog and look up. Happy Monday!