by Sheila MacGill-Callahan
This is a picture book of the Irish myth of the Children of Lir. As the story goes, a King Lir's jealous second wife, Aoife, changes his four children into swans who are destined to perish through her devilish scheming. Unfortunately for her, the children outsmart her and work with their animal friends to survive and live once again with their father.
The illustrations are beautiful and the story is captivating, although dark for very young children.