Illustrators honoured

A look at an illustrated winner of the CBI Book of the Year 2017

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Most books are lucky to have one artist to provide the illustrations, but Bliain na nAmhrán from Futa Fata had a whole team of illustrators. Their work was acknowledged earlier this year when Bliain na nAmhrán scooped the Judges’ Special Award at the prestigious Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2017.

Bliain na nAmhrán is a compilation of songs, inspired by the four seasons, composed by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and illustrated by Christina O’Donovan (Spring), Brian Fitzgerald (Summer), Tarsila Krüse (Autumn) and Jennifer Farley (Winter). The judges said: ‘This sumptuous illustrated collection of songs in Irish invites young and old audiences to celebrate the seasons and the natural world. Accompanied by a CD and beautifully illustrated by a team of accomplished illustrators, this multimedia collection offers a special aesthetic experience.’[…]

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September/October 2017 (issue no.375) 


November Book Competition

A Flutter of Wings

by Mervyn Wall

First collected in 1974, the stories span Mervyn Wall's entire writing career, dating back to the 1940s.

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A Flutter of Wings by Mervyn Wall
ISBN: 978-1-78380-017-9
Publisher: The Swan River Press


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