A French-language edition of the tale of why the great Gaelic hero Fionn MacCool sucks his thumb, translated by Melany Close. The tale introduces children to Gaelic storytelling and oral tradition and is perfect for reading aloud in a classroom or group. In the introduction, actions or gestures are given that match with nine keywords in the story. Children can perform the matching action whenever they hear each keyword as the story is read aloud.
The tales of Fionn MacCool and his band of warriors, the Fiana, were popular across the Gaelic world, from Ireland to the Isle of Man and Scotland. Scottish Gaels brought tales of Fionn MacCool to Nova Scotia beginning in the 18th or 19th century and transmitted them orally from one generation to the next as part of their Canadian Gaelic culture.