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Open The Door

(2000)
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"Open The Door" is a collection of four stories and three songs of traditional Celtic origin by Jennifer Armstrong. She performs a startling rendition of W. B. Yeats' "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" as well as "Wild Mountain Thyme" and the title song, "Open The Door".

Her telling of "Brigid O'Malley" follows a young woman on her journey to find her own story and a sincere love for it. "The Fishwife and the Changeling" explores the value and love of family In "The Marriage Basket," a melding of African and Scottish tales speaks to the need to love one's self before you can truly love another.

Be you child or adult, listening for yourself or with a partner, "Open The Door" will lead you on an exploration of love- for family, one's self, and the natural world.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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