A Dublin Fairytale

A Dublin Fairytale

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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 260 x 8mm | 403g
  • O'Brien Press Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 1847177743
  • 9781847177742
  • 40,180

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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 absolutely delightful -- Gobblefunked lovely and unusual -- parentsintouch.co.uk delightful -- kidscultureireland.com 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 very special -- mummypages.ie 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 this year's treat for young Dubliners ... unquestionably -- Irish Times 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 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 a joy to read and a pleasure to view -- Sunday World beautiful ... amazing illustrations ... brilliant map ... fantastic ... an urban fairytale -- RTE Radio 1 * Marian Finuane * the gorgeous illustrations were impossible to pass up -- deserttodublin 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' Market for her Granny, who is sick. [...] A delightful story ... Children will love A Dublin Fairytale for its candor, freshness, and imagination. -- The MidWest Book Review (US) beautifully quirky ... a short journey that all kids will enjoy -- Sunday World with beautiful, muted colour tones and excellent child-friendly artwork, this is a charming, evocative book for keeps -- Irish Examinershow more

About Nicola Colton

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.show more

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24 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
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3 17% (4)
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