Skimming Fiction from Top Irish Writers by Robert Dunbar


Skimming Fiction from Top Irish Writers by Robert Dunbar

This titlte presents a new and contemporary collection of stories from Ireland's foremost children's authors, specially created for readers aged above 10. A mix of adventure, fantasy and incident, the stories focus on modern-day issues and are designed to be both exciting and thought provoking. The authors included are: Stephanie Dagg, Eoin Colfer, Siobhan Parkinson, Pat Boran, Gerard Whelan, Maeve Friel, Gregory Maguire, Carlo Gebler, June Considine, Mark O'Sullivan and Frank Murphy.


'Dunbar gathers together a dozen stories by top Irish authors and there isn't a child anywhere who wouldn't find something of interest here: fairies, animals, bullying, mystery, rivalries.'

- The Irish Times The Irish Times 'Something for everyone.

- The RTE Guide 'Whatever story you choose, it will not disappoint ... Definitely one to stick in your suitcase.

'Mahony, iQ magazine 'Some of (the stories) are poignant, some funny, some sad and some surreal but all of them have that quintessentially Irish 'feel'

... All the stories are very different which makes this collection so appealing; there should be something to please everyone. A very enjoyable read.

'The story quality is superb. All are exciting and modern day and I defy anyone not to enjoy dipping into this great book.'

About the Author

Robert Dunbar is a lecturer in English and children's literature, presents a weekly radio programme on children's books, and reviews children's books for Rattlebag on Radio One, The Irish Times and magazines. Robert recently received the Children's Books Ireland award for services to Irish children's literature.

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160 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2001



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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

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