Padraic Colum was born in 1881 in Longford, Ireland. He was a natural storyteller, with a poetic cadence and musical tempo running through all of his children's stories, which have been cherished for generations. In 1961, the Catholic Literary Society honored him with the Regina Medal for his contribution to children's literature. He passed away in 1972, leaving behind a great legacy of story collections that continue to amaze and thrill readers today.
- The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
- Nordic Gods and Heroes
- The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
- Stories of Magic and Adventure: The Arabian Nights; The Children of Odin; The Children's Homer; The Golden Fleece; The Island of the Mighty
- The King of Ireland's Son