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Celtic Night
Celtic Night

Celtic Night

A Fifteen-Year-Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

12 & up; Grades 7 & up


160 Pages, 4 1/2 x 7

Formats: PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

PDF, $5.95 (US $5.95) (CA $5.95)

Publication Date: March 2006

ISBN 9781932802696

Rights: WOR

Holy Macro! Books (Mar 2006)


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A modern retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, this story of a 15-year-old American girl's experience studying abroad in the Irish countryside borrows elements from Irish folklore and escapist-fantasy fiction. Adjustment to life with an Irish family is hard at first, but she forges a bond with her new school friends when, late one night, they slip out into the surrounding woods and revel with fairy-like creatures at a magical wedding party. Real settings in Ireland provide the backdrop for the story, and the Shakespearean storyline serves well to depict an adolescent's breakthrough from outsider status to membership in an enchanted society.


"Has the brat-pack appeal of movies of the 1980s such as Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles, and should entertain its intended audience." —Borrowers and Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

Author Biography

Bridget O'Dwyer is a high-school senior who won the 2004 Fresh Writers Competition for this story inspired by a year spent in Ireland. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.