Olanna's Big Day by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird
  

Olanna's Big Day

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird
Illustrated by Tomm Moore, Ray Forkan
Part of the Bridges Series

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Synopsis

Olanna's Big Day by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird

There's great excitement when the school band is chosen to march in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Olanna practises really hard on her tin whistle. At last the big day arrives and they line up with the stilt-walkers, the bagpipers, the dancing leprechauns. Then disaster strikes. But Olanna - and her granny back in Nigeria - saves the day! This is a new series of books for modern, multi-cultural Ireland for children aged 6-8.

Reviews

'distinctively illustrated by artists from the Cartoon Saloon'

'well-written, entertaining and enlightening stories for children'

'a handsome collection of full-colour picture books'

'particularly attractive ... for reading aloud in class'

'highly recommended'

'a timely series that will be invaluable both in the school and home environment ... these thought-provoking books will be of immense value to teachers, parents and of course children'

'a dramatic colour palette and quirky characters make for arresting illustrations, matched by a heart-warming and somewhat poignant storyline'

'particularly charming'

'Editor's Choice' 'attractive and important'

'innovative and exciting'

'appropriate and timely'

'aimed at age six and upwards, this excellent and enjoyable non-preachy series ... should be in every school'

'an excellent and thought-provoking new series of multicultural books from O'Brien'

'[Bridges] introduce us to some of the newer cultures in our island in warm and sympathetic fashion'

'captivating as well as educational'

's Way 'hopefully they are the first of many in that they ably reflect the ethnic mix that Ireland's population has now become. Inter-racial and inter-generational, they explore differences in culture and language, and celebrate communication'

'impressively designed, with bright coloured pictures, well-spaced text and a narrative that uses simple language but in its most effective way'

'four beautifully written and very colourfully illustrated books'

'could be used in the area of integration, geography and religious studies'

'the text is carefully graded in terms of language'

'merry and inventive'

About the Author

Natasha Mac a'Bhaird

Natasha Mac a'Bhaird is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of the bestselling wedding planning book, The Irish Bride's Survival Guide, a new edition of which was published in 2011. Her first two children’s books, Missing Ellen and Olanna’s Big Day, were both chosen for the White Ravens Collection. and was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2011. She has written three books in the My Ireland Activity Book series The Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, and Dublin. Starring Meg is the second book in the Star Club series which launched with Hannah in the Spotlight. Natasha has written articles for the Evening Herald, Irish Examiner and Image magazine and is a regular book reviewer with Inis - Children's Books Ireland magazine and Book Fest.

Favourite book? Favourite song? Advice for aspiring writers? Find out all the answers, and more, in a Q&A with Natasha, here.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Natasha Mac a'Bhaird
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

26th October 2009

ISBN

9781847171719

Publisher Profile

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

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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.

Publisher's Website

www.obrien.ie


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