The Wild Atlantic Way My Ireland Activity Book by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird


The Wild Atlantic Way My Ireland Activity Book by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird

Puzzles, games, colouring and tons of interesting facts about the Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's amazing coastal trail. Sasha Seal guides the reader through crosswords, matching games, mazes, wordsearches and stories, encouraging young readers to explore what Ireland's spectacular Atlantic coast has to offer.


packed with information and quizzes and great value -- Irish Independent packed with information and quizzes and great value -- Irish Independent there's a great mix of different activities in the book ... this book is a wonderful way for children to learn about The Wild Atlantic Way, especially if you plan on travelling Ireland's West Coast this Summer ... good quality entertainment for your child with plenty of educational benefits too -- Leabhar Love cool activity book ... a perfect way to pass a long car journey or a wet afternoon at home -- RTE Guide this fun book is perfect for home, holidays and long car journeys -- Primary Times I would give the book 9 out of 10 -- The Wild Atlantic Way is a spectacular coastal route which stretches for 1500 miles along Ireland's dramatic western seaboard taking in some stunning scenery along the way. Whether lucky enough to visit, or just wanting to know more about Ireland, young readers can enjoy a wide range of puzzles, games and colouring as well as learning lots of interesting facts in this fascinating book. Sasha Seal and her friend Gulliver Gull guide the reader through crosswords, matching games, mazes, wordsearches and stories, all linked with this beautiful coastline ... an engrossing way to learn more about this beautiful place -- Parents In Touch this was pounced upon as soon as the seven-year-old saw it and he hasn't put it down since (about My Ireland Activity Book: Cliffs of Moher and the Burren) -- Woman's Way

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 children's book, Olanna's Big Day, was published in 2009. Olanna's Big Day was included in the White Ravens Collection 2010 and was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2011. 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.

Missing Ellen is her first book for older readers.

Q&A with Natasha Mac a’Bháird

Q. Did you ever go to a Drama Club?
A. I did speech and drama lessons which I loved. I was never in a club like Star Club, but I did have great fun putting on shows with my sister and brothers.

Q. Singing, dancing, acting – if you could only do one, which would it be?
A. Definitely acting! If I wasn’t a writer I would have loved to be an actress.

Q. What’s your favourite movie?
A. I think it would have to be The Sound of Music, it’s got so many of the things I love – the pre-war setting, family relationships, songs and dancing, and of course romance.

Q. Favourite song?
A. Anything by ABBA!

Q. Favourite book?
A. It’s incredibly difficult to pick one, but since you’re making me, I’ll go for Tom’s Midnight Garden by Phillippa Pearce. I’ve read it dozens of times and it still makes me cry.

Q. If you could meet any famous ‘star’, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to meet J.K. Rowling. I would probably be too starstruck to say anything at all, but if I was able to speak, I’d just tell her how much I love her books.

Q. When did you start writing?
A. The first story I remember writing was when I was eight. I always loved writing stories as a child and wrote my first full-length book when I was twelve. Of course it was never published, but I think I still have it in a drawer somewhere!

Q. Do you have any advice for young writers?
A. Read as much as you can, and as many different types of books as you can! And write as much as you can too, whether that’s writing fiction, factual pieces or just writing in your diary – it all helps you develop those writing muscles!
Q. And finally, any advice for those who are too shy to step into the spotlight?
A. First of all remember that there’s nothing wrong with being shy. I was a very shy child and I found drama was a great way to come out of my shell a bit. It helps you develop confidence. So don’t be scared, don’t let your shyness stop you from making the most of opportunities – grab your courage with both hands and enjoy the moment!

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

11th April 2016



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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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