Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Legend of Spud Murphy and The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth by Eoin Colfer

About six years ago I borrowed the audio version of The Legend of Spud Murphy from our local library. It was read by Ardal O'Hanlon. (only available second hand through this link. Or try the library).
For the next year or two, we borrowed it regularly and now, due to use by us and others, it is no longer on the shelf.  It either wore out or someone kept it. I wish it were me. Not only is it just a great story (about two brothers who are sent to the library by their mother to do something other than squabble), Ardal O'Hanlon manages to make it even better. If you have a five year old with younger siblings, just buy it now and leave it in the car. You will never get sick of listening to it over the next few years.

Next we got The Legend of Captain Crow's teeth, (about the same brothers, this time on a seaside holiday) which was nearly as good and will get your kids talking about phosphorescence for days. 

Both area for ages seven and up - or when they are pretty comfortable reading themselves. (There is also The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World which is good, but we didn't love quite as much as the other two.) 

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