The book of the dun cow 1978 is a fantasy novel by walter wangerin jr it is loosely based upon the beast fable of chanticleer and the fox adapted from the story of the nuns priests tale from geoffrey chaucers canterbury tales. Lebor na huidre ljevor n huidjrj or the book of the dun cow ms 23 e 25 is an irish vellum manuscript dating to the 12th century it is the oldest extant manuscript in irish. The book of the dun cow irish lebor na h uidreor leabhar na h uidhri oldest surviving miscellaneous manuscript in irish literature so called because the original vellum upon which it was written was supposedly taken from the hide of the famous cow of st ciaran of clonmacnoise. Walter wangerins profound fantasy concerns a time when the sun turned around the earth and the animals could speak when chauntecleer the rooster ruled over a more or less peaceful kingdom. I thought the book of the dunn cow was a childrens book it is not i wouldnt recommend the book for children i think it may be acceptable for teenagers but with caution
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