Marco: Master of Disguise by Gerry Boland


Marco: Master of Disguise by Gerry Boland

Nearly everyone in my class had a pet of some sort. Lots of them had dogs, and a fair few had cats, budgies and goldfish. Max Wallace had a hamster and Adam O'Hara had a tortoise which he claimed was sixty years old, though I'm pretty sure he was exaggerating. Sam Tripp had a small lizard and a pet rabbit, which was a strange combination. But no one I knew had a grizzly bear sleeping in their garden shed, or sat beside a grizzly bear most nights watching TV. Marco wasn't a pet, of course. He was my friend. My best friend. Can Patrick stop his friend being sent back to the zoo? An absurd and hilarious tale of real friendship.


'a beautifully told, engaging tale, about Ireland's favourite, lovable grizzly bear'

About the Author

Born in Dublin, Gerry Boland is a writer, teacher and committed environmentalist. He now lives in Roscommon and this is his first children's book. Aine Mc Guinness is from a small village on the East coast of Ireland. An early love for art led her to study animation at the National Film School of Ireland where she graduated with a degree in 2007. She worked as an animator until 2010 before starting her career as an illustrator. Her work is often inspired by childhood memories and nature and mainly combines digital and watercolour painting. Aine is currently based in Dublin, Ireland.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

19th March 2012



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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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