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Welleran Poltarnees is the pen name of Harold Darling,[1][2] an author who is best known for having written numerous "blessing books"[3] that employ turn of the 20th century artwork. This pen name is based on two of Lord Dunsany's most famous stories: The Sword of Welleran and Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean.

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • The Baby Blessing
  • The Kindness Book
  • A Christmas Blessing (1996)
  • A House Blessing (1994)
  • A Blessing Of Healing And Strength
  • A Book for My Father
  • Sharing the Pleasures of Reading
  • An Irish Blessing for the Home (2005)
  • In Praise of Sailing (2004)
  • A Book of Unicorns (1978) (which includes many illustrators including Mercer Mayer).
  • The Happy Book
  • A Blessing of Music
  • A Birthday Blessing
  • Optimism
  • Weird and Wonderful: Discoveries from the Mysterious World of Forgotten Children's Books (2010)
  • All Mirrors are Magic Mirrors: Reflections on Pictures Found in Children's Books (1972)
  • Covering Christmas
  • Big Book of Christmas
  • Welcome Baby
  • This Is My Wish For You
  • Happiness
  • By The Sea
  • Hooray For Dogs
  • Hooray For Babies
  • I Love You
  • The Golden Rule
  • Invisible Art (The Art Brothers Welleran Poltanees, Richard Kehl and Cooper Edens)
  • In Praise of Sailing


  1. ^ "Welleran Poltarnees - LibraryThing". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ "That Page Was Not Found - School Library Journal". Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Beth Shade - Books, Biography, Contact Information". Retrieved 20 January 2017.