A Galway Fairytale/ Síscéal Ó Ghaillimh by Caitriona Sweeney

A Galway Fairytale Síscéal Ó Ghaillimh by Caitriona Sweeney

The most beautiful twin books came through my door last Saturday from O’Brien Press. Caitriona Sweeney’s dreamy watercolours swirl around a modern fairytale firmly orientated in Galway and available in Gaelic too. A Galway Fairytale or Síscéal Ó Ghaillimh tells the tale of Séan and Gráinne’s journey into Galway market to buy their mother a … Continue reading A Galway Fairytale/ Síscéal Ó Ghaillimh by Caitriona Sweeney

Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

clever cakes Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen has revisited some ideas from his 90s collection to suit the Little Gems collection with dyslexia friendly publisher Barrington Stoke to create two cheeky short fractured fairy tales celebrating how diminutive girls can use their wits to outsmart hungry bears and grumpy kings. With fabulous illustrations from Ashley King (Littlefae recognised his work … Continue reading Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

The Girl Who Speaks Bear- Sophie Anderson

I’m a huge fan of Sophie Anderson’s writing, her debut The House With Chicken Legs is a soul-shifting experience that has cemented Sophie’s lyrical writing as one of my favourites. So, earlier this year, when Sophie tease-revealed the inspirations, title and setting of The Girl Who Speaks Bear and we were not just returning to … Continue reading The Girl Who Speaks Bear- Sophie Anderson