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The Singing Cave (Dillon novel)

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Language  English
Media type  Print
LC Class  PZ7.D579
Genre  Young adult fiction
Dewey decimal  823.914

Set in  Connemara
Pages  186 pp
Originally published  1959
Country  United Kingdom
OCLC  43187026
Authors  Ellis Dillon, Eilís Dillon
Similar  The lost island, The Island of Horses, Sent to his account

The Singing Cave is a 1959 young adult novel by Irish writer Eilís Dillon, first published by Faber & Faber in the UK. It was published the following year in the US by Funk & Wagnalls, illustrated by Stan Campbell.

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Plot

Pat, a boy who lives on the west coast of Ireland at Connemara, explores a niche in a cliff that is known locally as "the singing cave". One day, Pat finds the tomb of a Viking warrior in an inner chamber. When he returns the next day the relics have disappeared, but Pat has told nobody about it but his grandfather and Mr Allen, an amateur archaeologist. Pat and his friend Tom Joyce seek to solve the mystery.

Reception

Declan Kiberd wrote, "What Laura Ingalls Wilder did for children's literature in the US, she achieved in Ireland, imparting a sure historical sense in books such as The Singing Cave.

References

The Singing Cave (Dillon novel) Wikipedia


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