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The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said

(1918)
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This book has depth, artistry and drama with a strong and clear storyteller's voice. It needed, in my opinion as a teacher, a helping hand to make it more accessible to contemporary children - especially North American kids. So I gave it a fresh editing with grade 4-8 students in mind. In addition to editing for clarity and pronounceability (Celtic spellings are sometimes impossible!), I refreshed the original illustrations, inserted footnotes where a word was uncommon or seldom used, added a map to show where countries and mountains mentioned in the book are located, added a section with characterizations and drawings of all the birds which appear in the book, included the Celtic Ogham alphabet referenced in one tale (plus examples for students to decipher and encouragement for them to write their own Ogham), and finally, added a brief biography of Padraic Colum, with a description of his dramatic life and times in Ireland and his arrival in the land of hope, America. This book really is a gem and well worth the reading for both students and adults alike. Reg Down: editor.

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-340-15527-3 / 978-1-340-15527-8
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-298-97176-4 / 978-1-298-97176-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-163-73236-2 / 978-1-163-73236-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0-548-43360-7 / 978-0-548-43360-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The boy who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-376-84464-8 / 978-1-376-84464-1
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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February 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-376-50070-1 / 978-1-376-50070-7
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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September 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum, Dugald Stewart Walker
ISBN: 0-649-39814-9 / 978-0-649-39814-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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August 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The boy who knew what the birds said
Author(s): Padraic Colum, Dugald Stewart Walker
ISBN: 0-649-10116-2 / 978-0-649-10116-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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August 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The boy who knew what the birds said
Author(s): Padraic Colum, Dugald Stewart Walker
ISBN: 0-649-17765-7 / 978-0-649-17765-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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May 2016 : Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-5239-5157-5 / 978-1-5239-5157-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-295-34313-4 / 978-1-295-34313-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-153-78310-X / 978-1-153-78310-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy who Knew what the Birds said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-4752-9073-X / 978-1-4752-9073-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-163-71112-8 / 978-1-163-71112-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The boy who knew what the birds said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-171-62110-8 / 978-1-171-62110-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The boy who knew what the birds said
Author(s): Padraic Colum, Dugald Stewart Walker
ISBN: 1-176-22329-1 / 978-1-176-22329-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The boy who knew what the birds said (c1918,
Author(s): Padraic Colum, Dugald Stewart Walker
ISBN: 1-176-22384-4 / 978-1-176-22384-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-4510-0679-9 / 978-1-4510-0679-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-144-47782-4 / 978-1-144-47782-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-141-15663-6 / 978-1-141-15663-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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July 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-4378-2890-6 / 978-1-4378-2890-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1-4065-9867-4 / 978-1-4065-9867-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0-548-41130-1 / 978-0-548-41130-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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