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Mary Murphy - Author

About the Author

As a child, Mary Murphy was a constant reader. Her favourite books included Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden. She also loved any stories about animals. Mary was the third of six children.

Mary lives in Galway, Ireland, and describes herself as "fairly outdoorish, but not sporty". She loves walking, swimming, reading and cycling. Mary studied Illustration and Design in Dublin before freelancing as an illustrator. She has always written for pleasure, and soon began developing ideas for children’s books following the antics of characters she had already visualised. A technique she sometimes uses is to draw the character in different situations, and then see what follows on from there.

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What I Like Most

What I Like Most

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

What I like most is this pencil. It is red outside and red inside. Its colour comes out like a red ribbon. It's what I like most in the world. Except for... A little girl tells us about all her favourite things, from her light-up shoes, to hot, steamy chips, to her red pencil. But the girl knows that, even as her feet grow, her plate empties, and her pencil shortens, there's someone she'll always love ... and that is what she likes the very, very most. An intimate ode to the unwavering love a child has for their mother, this tender, lyrical story is brought exquisitely to life by Zhu Cheng-Liang, a recipient of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree

Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Every person has their own thoughts in their head, and their own feelings in their heart. Every single person is different. And only they know how to be them. Only a Tree knows how to be a tree! But trees are just the start - everything and everyone is different and special. Birds, dogs, fishes, people - and our Earth itself - all have their own unique place in our world. And only you know how to be you. With a sure touch, this book shows every child its place in the world, and how everyone and everything is both part of the whole and special in itself.

What I Like Most

What I Like Most

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2019

What I like most is this pencil. It is red outside and red inside. Its colour comes out like a red ribbon. It's what I like most in the world. Except for... A little girl tells us about all her favourite things, from her light-up shoes, to hot, steamy chips, to her red pencil. But the girl knows that, even as her feet grow, her plate empties, and her pencil shortens, there's something she'll always love ... and that is what she likes the very, very most. An intimate ode to the unwavering love a child has for their mother, this tender, lyrical story is brought exquisitely to life by Zhu Cheng-Liang, a recipient of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

LUSITANO TO ANDRADE

LUSITANO TO ANDRADE

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

This is the story of a gentleman from the idealic island of Madeira who emigrated to North America, namely to the state of Massachusetts in the United States, and of his grandparents who emigrated to Brazil, namely Sao Fidelis in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The how's and wherefore's are lost to history, but this is a good rendition of the events leading up to and including their journey and resettlement.

Happy!: A First Book of Feelings

Happy!: A First Book of Feelings

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2019

A first book of feelings for the very youngest children. Lift the flaps and explore the world of emotions in this fun, interactive board book for very young children. Mary Murphy's warm and wittily illustrated puppies provide a charming and engaging way to find out all about feelings through play and common experience to provide a springboard for discussion for families, friends and nurseries. Happy! features the same adorable puppy and is a companion title to Mary Murphy's Are You My Mummy?

Oidhche Mhath Mar Seo

Oidhche Mhath Mar Seo

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2017

Mae Llygoden yn Fach / Mouse is Small

Mae Llygoden yn Fach / Mouse is Small

Author: Mary Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2017

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