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Born in Dublin (where she still lives) in 1962, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. She frequently gives talks, workshops and conducts residencies for all age groups throughout Ireland. In addition, she has worked at the Irish College in Paris and was writer-in-residence at Hollins University, Virginia USA. Apart from travelling, her interests include photography, history...and chocolate. Her books have been published throughout the world in various co-editions.
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2016 Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are very different – even when they are sharing the same branch. But the baby bat and the baby owl have other views and make friends despite what their wiser adults think. When a great storm disrupts their home bats and owls have to think again about the great importance of friendship. The expressions of bats and owls tell the readers everything they need to know! ~ Julia Eccleshare Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for October 2016 Kim by Rudyard Kipling The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo Coming to England by Floella Benjamin Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher The War Next Door by Phil Earle
History and mystery are closely woven together in this gripping and atmospheric story of Taney, a young girl with the dangerous gift of second sight. Visions of what will happen in the future have always come unbidden to Taney. Its a skill that is feared by all those around her except for Billy, a young man with a great burden of his own who believes in Taney and likes her for her speical skil. But Taney's predictive knowledge becomes increasingly alarming. Is it to be trusted? and who should she share it with? Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick brings the past life of Dublin vividly to life in a story packed full of excellent detail.
Ellie's not like the other children on her street. She hides inside her grey coat and the children tease her. But with her powerful imagination and talent for making up games, and Ellie soon shows everyone what a wonderful friend she can be. With stunning illustrations and beautiful prose from the award-winning author-illustrator of the Bisto Children's Book Award, this poignant story is a must-have for anyone who has experienced bullying. The New Kid is a powerful story about being yourself and making friends. - Irish Independent
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