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Ar Shiúl leis na Daoine Maithe – Away with the Fairies

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Ar Shiúl leis na Daoine Maithe
Away with the Fairies

by Maeve Tynan

Bilingual Text /Téacs Dátheangach
7 – 9 years

ISBN: 978-0-9573659-0-2
Price: €9.00
Billy Gubbins is forever in trouble because of his forgetfulness. He makes a mess of everything he does. His greatest wish is to be away with the Fairies. But see what happens when, one day, Billy’s wish is granted …
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Cleasaí an Coinín

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Cleasaí an Coinín
By Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

This book available in Irish only

Age: 6 - 8

ISBN: 978-0-9564926-8-5
Price: €7.50

Cleasaí the young rabbit is eager to go out into the ‘big world’ and see for himself what wondrous things may be in store for him there. However Mammy & Daddy Rabbit are anxious that he is too young. Find out what happens when Cleasaí gets his way.

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An Coileach a Chailleann a Ghlór

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An Coileach a Chailleann a Ghlór
by Ré Ó Laighléis & AnnMarie McCarthy

ISBN: 978-0-9564926-6-1
Age group: 4 – 7
Price: €10.00

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Well, did you ever hear the likes of it! Cóilín Cockerel has lost his voice! Cóilín Cockerel has lost his voice! What a disaster! Cóilín’s handsome, Cóilín’s colourful. And, boy, is Cóilín ever full of himself! But what’s he going to do without a voice?

Let’s take a trip about the farm and see if any of the animals know where Cóilín Cockerel’s voice has gone.

Vibrant, colourful illustrations from the brush of AnnMarie McCarthy as a perfect complement to Ré Ó Laighléis’ imaginatively dancing text.

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Fungie & An Tine Mhór

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Fungie & An Tine Mhór
by AnnMarie McCarthy & Ré Ó Laighléis
Téacs Dátheangach / Bilingual Text

ISBN: 978-9564926-7-8
Age group: 5 – 8
Price €12.00

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Gallant, glorious Fungie strikes again! And this time, he and his many underwater friends save the people of Dingle from near-disaster. Enjoy the fun, the vigour, the hurly-burly action of the creatures of the deep. And to think that the people of Dingle themselves know nothing of it all until they crawl out of their beds the following morning! Come on! On with your gear and join with Fungie and his friends in their latest big adventure!

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Is Mise do Chara

Is Mise do Chara
This book available in Irish only

Age group: 9-11 bliain
by Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

Paperback/ A5 / colour-illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-9564926-4-7
Price €8.00

Oisín is devastated when he seriously injures his leg in the semifinal of the football championship. Will the Longford Warriors have to line out without him in the final? His physical injury is bad enough, but worse again is the fact that his sister, Ciara, is making little of that injury. Oisín has to dig deep within himself to find the courage necessary to overcome these setbacks.

This sensitive story is interwoven with the defining qualities of courage, fear, self-confidence and understanding.

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Fungie le DVD

Fungie le DVD
by AnnMarie McCarthy & Ré Ó Laighléis

Bilingual Text/Téacs Dátheangach

Age group 4-7 year-olds
Paperback, 36 pages, A4 Landscape, full-colour illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9564926-5-4
Price €12.95

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Fungie, the loveable, affable, ever-playful Dingle Dolphin, who wins the hearts of child and adult alike. The daring, dancing Dolphin! Come on in and meet with Fungie and his wily wondrous ways.

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Fungie & Mara

Fungie & Mara
Age group 4-7 year-olds
by AnnMarie McCarthy & Ré Ó Laighléis

Bilingual Text/Téacs Dátheangach

Paperback, 36 pages, A4 Landscape, full-colour illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9564926-3-0
Price €12.00

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Flouncing, frolicsome Fungie once again! And this time we meet his new-found friend, the Mermaid Mara, who also swims the waters of Dingle Bay, where she makes the most enchanting sound, in music and in song, beguiling everyone who hears it. It is a music that sends all their other sea-creature friends a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ and a-twistin’ and a-jivin’, as each and every one of them joins in the party.

Come on! Let’s rock ’n roll along with them on their fun-filled, underwater adventure!

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Osama, Obama, Ó, a Mhama!

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Osama, Obama, Ó, a Mhama!
A modern adventure story of the electronic age

For 10-13 year-olds
by Ré Ó Laighléis

Paperback, 160 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9564926-2-3
Price €8.50

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Eleven-year-old Naoise is blissfully unaware that his very first text on his mobile phone fails to reach his friend Virgil in America. Rather, it arrives into an office where it is about to cause confusion, mayhem and an international emergency. Behold, a story that is peppered with fun, misunderstanding and endless twists and intrigue, as the reader is taken on a roller-coaster of adventure.

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Ruball Trioball - by Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

Book of the Year for Younger Readers - Winner of the 2010 Réics Carló Award

This book available in Irish only

Ruball Trioball
For 6-8 year-olds
by Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

Paperback, 48 pages, full colour illustrations by Emily Colenso
ISBN 978-0-9564926-0-9
Price €8.00

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An imaginatively magical jewel from the author of ‘Eachtraí Uchtaigh’

7 year-old Fionn craves a little puppy but Mam and Dad have their misgivings about granting him his wish at this point …

The innocence and jubilant magic of childhood oozes from every page of an enchanting work, skilfully written by an author, mother, teacher who is masterful in her creation.

This book available in Irish only

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An Phleist Mhór with CD
(Age 3-7)

This book available in Irish only

Susan Edwards and Ré Ó Laighléis

Illustrations by Emily Colenso

Paperback, A4 landscape, 36 pages, full colour

ISBN 978-0-9554079-8-7

Price €13.95

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Amy and Claire are filled with glee now that the rain has stopped. At last, they can go out to play. Yes, play! But little do they know just what lies ahead of them…

There is a simplicity and beauty in Susan Edwards’ and Ré Ó Laighléis’ words that show an understanding of and empathy with the child’s mind. And all who open An Phleist Mhór will be equally enthralled by the magic, colour and exquisite creativeness of Emily Colenso’s illustrations.

“ … the language of An Phleist Mhór is simple, alliterative and repetitive and the story can easily be interpreted through Emily Colenso’s bright and cheerful illustrations. The added advantage of 'An Phleist Mhór' is the audiobook that accompanies it, which narrates the story in standard, easily understood Irish.”
Ríona Nic Congáil, Inis, Spring 2009

“In its writing and illustration, its design and layout, this is a jewel for the young reader from the very first page.”
Sinéad Nic Gearailt, Feasta

An Phleist Mhór will delight the heart and stir the soul of every child.

This book available in Irish only

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Bolgchaint agus scéalta eile
(Age 10-12+)

with GLOSSARY

This book available in Irish only

Ré Ó Laighléis

Paperback, 104 pages
ISBN 978-0-9554079-4-9

Price €8

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New, challenging and on the meat in all respects, as is ever the case with Ó Laighléis where both theme and language are concerned. Yet again, the noted storyteller of teenage literature has pushed out the parameters, just as he had previously done with Ecstasy, Hooked, Gafa and Punk. A new era, new material – literature for child and teenage readers that embraces the world they know. Magic, artistry, imagination, skill – the defining characteristics that ooze from every page here.

“Yet again, as with ‘Punk’, ‘Ecstasy’ and many others of his titles,
Ó Laighléis has his finger perfectly on the pulse. Indeed, ‘
Bolgchaint’ surpasses anything that he has previously written for the younger teenage reader. A master storyteller whose mastery is born out by his every word. Challenging, gripping, exquisite.”
Mait Ó Brádaigh, Principal, Gaelscoil de hÍde

“Ré Ó Laighléis displays a definitive understanding of the thematic and linguistic requirements of the young teenage reader. These superlative stories have substance and challenge in abundance and, above all else, they bear with them that essential element of pleasure for the reader.”
Dr. Aedín Nic Íomhair, Consultant Reading Specialist, NARA, USA.

“Stories full of mystery, magic and imagination that show the importance of love, respect and kindness in the lives of the characters.”
Editor’s Choice, Bookfest

This book available in Irish only

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Eachtraí Uchtaigh
(Age 7-9)

This book available in Irish only

Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

Paperback, 96 pages. Full colour Illustrations by Emily Colenso

ISBN 978-0-9554079-9-4

Price €8

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Shortlisted for the Book of the Year 2009 Réics Carló Award

Stories filled with with courage, hope and adventure that attend to the developmental and emotional needs of the child in the middle classes at primary level. The young reader is presented here with a combination of defining, imaginative adventures of innocence and the joyous magic of childhood.

“This is a delightful collection aimed at the 7-9 year-old reader, and one cannot but observe that it is remarkably suited to that readership in all respects.”
Sinéad Nic Gearailt, Feasta

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Na Clocha Síneacha

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Na Clocha Síneacha with CD

(Age 10 -12)

by Karen Tazi

Paperback, 36 pages, full colour
ISBN 978-0-9554079-7-0

Price €10

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Niuniu’s eyes and heart and soul are opened in amazement and horror when her grandfather takes her on a trip within their wonderful native land of China. The old man introduces his granddaughter to the exquisite wonders and beauty of Nature. But he also reveals to her the destruction and carnage that is being played out on this planet. Forests being devastated, the ruthless flooding of valleys, fish kills in increasingly polluted rivers and much else. The wise old timer nurtures an understanding and respect for Nature in the young girl’s mind. He cultivates a love of heritage. He plants the seeds of questioning, then leaves it to Niuniu herself to make a difference in this world.

Na Clocha Síneacha is a tender, loving, philosophical journey for young readers the world wide. It transcends place and culture and skilfully confronts and challenges the growing mind with the reality that is the greatest threat to our planet in these early years of the new millennium.

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