Rona agus MacCodruim (2nd edition)

Jason Bond


This novel is part of the Arcos Series of Gaelic folk tales for beginning and intermediate language learners. Contains an extended and optimized Gaelic-English glossary.

ISBN: 2791 Category:

ISBN: 9789490824549

Publisher: Arcos Publishers

Publication date: 21 December 2020

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Arcos Publishing, 2020. 63 pages.

A short novel for Gaelic learners.

This beautiful novel tells the tragic lovestory of the fisherman MacCodruim and his beloved Ròna. MacCodruim lives a lonely life as a fisherman in Scotland. His loneliness comes to an end when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ro`na. Although she seems a bit outlandish, he falls in love with her and they start a family together. They live a charmed life, yet something isn’t right. Will MacCodruim discover who Ro`na truly is? Will Ro`na learn his secret; one that could tear them apart?

“A brilliant first read in Gaelic. Ròna is a perfect blend of the easily accessible and the slightly more advanced, such that the reader is borne along to greater comprehension almost without realizing it. It’s also a fine read. Highest recommendation!”

2 reviews for Rona agus MacCodruim (2nd edition)

  1. Michael

    A great book for beginners. A simple text in big characters of the traditional ” selkie ” story. Words and expressions are repeated to allow them to ” sink ” into the memory, but somehow without the story seeming repetitive !
    There are as embellishments a few black and white pictures.
    There are explanatory notes at the bottom of the pages of the more difficult expressions, with translations.
    Also at the back an extensive glossary including ALL*** the words, even the simplest grammatical words in all their forms.
    Well worth getting, even for the ” not quite starting / intermediary level reader.
    >>> ALL*** ( apart from 4 that I noted missing: beachd ( idea / opinion ), ma ( if), teaghlach ( family ) and ” tha fios agam ” ( I have knowledge / I know ).
    >>> I went through the process of ” ignoring ” my Gaelic, and taking the arduous role of checking every word in the glossary, then letting the author and the publisher know about them, for improvements in a potential new edition.

  2. John docherty

    Halo cimar a thu. Well This is a great book for the learner as I am a learner myself. It has helped me a lot Instead of reading it once and understanding the words are repeated over time for memory learning.

    I also got the course he has beginners also there are intermediate courses.
    In the course you learn with 4 to 5 videos and then you have a story to read to learn from the 5 videos.
    There are a lot to learn to learn from the course. Lots of learning.


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