A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton
  

Synopsis

A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton

Fiona's on a journey to Granny's house ...but who's that following her through the streets of Dublin? Travel across the city with Fiona and her fantastic friends in this modern Dublin fairytale. With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton.

Reviews

with beautiful, muted colour tones and excellent child-friendly artwork, this is a charming, evocative book for keeps -- Irish Examiner beautifully quirky ... a short journey that all kids will enjoy -- Sunday World a unique, original revisitation of Little Red Riding Hood with a mischievous, Irish twist. Presented with sun-splashed, eccentric illustrations in a gently muted rainbow palette, A Dublin Fairytale follows the journey of Fiona and her cat to buy supplies at the Witches

. [...] A delightful story ... Children will love A Dublin Fairytale for its candor, freshness, and imagination. -- The MidWest Book Review (US) the gorgeous illustrations were impossible to pass up -- deserttodublin beautiful ... amazing illustrations ... brilliant map ... fantastic ... an urban fairytale -- RTE Radio 1 Marian Finuane a joy to read and a pleasure to view -- Sunday World beautifully illustrated ... mapping and sequencing could be explored after a class reading ... suitable for storytelling with young children and could be used in an Infant Classroom -- InTouch Magazine full of charm and gentle wit and congratulations must go to her Irish publishers, O'Brien Press, for supporting new picture book talent -- Sunday Independent this year's treat for young Dubliners ... unquestionably -- Irish Times I like a good fairytale, especially when a writer approaches it in a different way ... The illustrations are charming, softly drawn with lovely autumnal colours and interesting things to look at throughout ... a nice bedtime story -- thebookbag.co.uk very special -- mummypages.ie the story is enjoyable, but the real hero of this book is the beautiful artwork - each page brings with it a new scene with lots to take in and discover -- Leabhar Love delightful -- kidscultureireland.com lovely and unusual -- parentsintouch.co.uk absolutely delightful -- Gobblefunked a playful retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in Dublin ... gentle and fun ... friendly and very stylish ... a lovely way to (re)discover the Fair(y) City and an invitation to find magic round every corner -- Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide

About the Author

Nicola Colton is an illustrator based in Dublin. Her style is playful and colourful and very much influenced by folktales/folk art, scenes in nature and children's picture books. Her website is www.nicolacolton.com.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Nicola Colton
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Author's Website

www.nicolacolton.com

Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

17th September 2015

ISBN

9781847177742

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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