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by Fay Sampson

Written by the author of "Finnglass of the Horses", "Finnglas and the Stones of Choosing", "The Serpent of Senargad" and "The White Horse Is Running", this "Lion Doubledecker" title contains two more Pangur Ban stories by Fay Sampson.
Download Shape-shifter / Pangur Ban the White Cat (Lion Doubledeckers) epub
ISBN: 0745937578
ISBN13: 978-0745937571
Category: No category
Author: Fay Sampson
Language: English
Publisher: Lion Publishing PLC (March 27, 1997)
Pages: 252 pages
ePUB size: 1650 kb
FB2 size: 1878 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 333
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I appreciated Fay Sherman's use of Ancient Irish beliefs and traditions. The narrative moves a little slowly.
But it would still be a good read on a lazy summer afternoon, drowsing and reading on the screened porch.
loved the whole series
Pangur Ban is named for a cat described by a young monk who was an illustrator and scribe in a medieval monastery. This charming series of books follows the white cat's adventures in Celtic British Isles.

This is a prequel and is somewhat unrealistic in that a kitten not old enough to be weaned, or barely weaned, is running around doing all kinds of things. But it's a fantasy. The kit is born in a witches' cave in Wales just as some monks arrive with a young nun to rebuild a monastery destroyed by Vikings. Niall is among the group and he first meets the kit as a hare hiding from a hound. Because the kit is under a spell making him a shape shifter, just as the witches shift shape. The power struggle between the angered old forces and the new Christian ways is played out by the characters.

We don't get a good impression of the witches, who were in most cases just herb-users and midwives, but there is lots of nice nature description including life from the perspective of a trout or hare. Very exciting and can be scary for young readers.