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GulliverEnjoy this modern retelling of a perennial favourite, with exciting new illustrations! Gulliver's Travels is a memorable classic that takes you into the amazing worlds travelled by Lemuel Gulliver. In Lilliput, he is a giant compared to the tiny people there, followed by the reverse in Brobdingnag, where Gulliver finds himself in a country of giants. Full of humour and adventure, these exciting stories have ...
Best-Loved Irish LegendsStories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland. Includes The Salmon of Knowledge, How Cu Chulainn Got His Name, The Children of Lir, The King with Donkey's Ears, Fionn and the Giant, and The White Wolfhound Oisin.
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Irish Proverbs & SayingsThe priest's pig gets the most porridge. In this illustrated collection of blarney from all over the Emerald Isle, no one escapes the barb: the clergy, the miser, the drinker, the foreigner, the chaste maiden and her lusty suitor. There is also humour and pride, faith and love... and the odd word of caution. Learn to banter like the Irish with these wise, witty and wicked sayings. And remember... It's a good ...
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Robots Don't Cry!Bimbot is thrown out of the tree-house gang for being a crybaby. Robots don't cry, Rusty, Klunk and Klang tell him. In the woods Bimbot meets a skunk with no smell, a bee with no stripes and a bear who is afraid of heights. Can his new friends help him out? This is the first book from an original and exciting new author.
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Mad Grandad's Flying SaucerA Mad Granddad and Me Story - Lenny and his mad granddad buy a flying saucer and shoot into space together. But space is full of all sorts of creatures - some are friendly, some are not so friendly... Getting into space is easy. Getting home again - alive - is going to be a lot harder! This is Flyer number 11.
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Who's Feckin' Who in Irish HistoryThe Feckin' collection returns with a funny, original and quirky take on some of Ireland's most famous faces! Illustrated with photographs and cartoons, the book covers key Irish figures across the millenia like:
- William Butler Yeats - Nobel Prize winning poet;
- Saint Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland;
- Sir Ernest Shacklton - legendary Antarctic explorer;
- Jonathan Swift - the man who wrote Gulliver's Travels;
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The Little Black SheepThis charming book tells the adventures of an outcast little black sheep and how he saved the whole flock in a snowstorm and gave the shepherd a bright idea. That put the bossy sheepdog in its place!
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Ducks in TroubleOn the farm, some very strange noises are keeping the farmer awake. The ducks are having fun singing and banging 'instruments' - what a racket! But their noise is keeping someone else awake too, wily Mr Fox. There's trouble on the way... Panda number 20.
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The Big BrotherDara's mum is going to have a new baby. So, Dara will soon be a big brother! Being a big brother isn't going to be easy so Dara decides to practise. But what does a big brother do for a little baby? And how can Dara learn?
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Milo and One Dead Angry DruidOn the Bring-Something-Old-to-School day, Milo's best friend Shane brings part of a carved ancient stone from his granny's wild garden. When it is presented in class, Willie Jones's lizard goes crazy and leaps from its glass container in terror. Milo realises this is no ordinary old stone. Afraid that his granny, Big Ella, will be annoyed with him for taking the carved stone, Shane asks Milo to mind the stone ...
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Marooned in ManhattanNew York City. Evie Brooks had seen it on the TV, but suddenly finds herself leaving her home in Dublin and moving to Manhattan to her American uncle Scott, after the death of her mother. Never owned a pet more substantial than a goldfish, Evie is intrigued by Scott's NYC veterinary practice, and before long, Evie is working as an assistant in the clinic. Between the pets, their owners, Scott and his lawyer ...
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DublinersDubliners is a wonderfully engaging and accessible collection of stories by James Joyce, an author famed for being difficult to read. It contains The Dead, made into a memorable film by John Huston. This beautiful new edition has been chosen as the One Book, One City title for Dublin in 2012 and will be heavily promoted with events and advertising as well as in the press.
The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and LegendsIrish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. This wonderfully rich and varied collection are ten of the best-loved traditional Irish stories, retold by author and poet Una Leavy. The post of Gold captures the trickery and mischief of leprechauns; the story of Oisin in ...
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The Feckin' Book of Everything IrishThis is a deadly compendium of all your favourite feckin' books. Do you know the difference between a bowsie and a cute hoor? Can you sing all the words to "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" or whip up a Beef and Guinness casserole with a side of Boxty? If these questions have you scratching your head, then look no further. Discover how feckin' deadly Irish Slang can be, find out why plastic-wrap played a vital role in the ...
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Nursery RhymesBeautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes from one of Britain's greatest illustrators. First published in 1941, this lovingly-crafted edition is a must have for children everywhere.
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