Brendan O'Brien The Story of Ireland


Code 9781788491495
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A new paperback edition of this popular children's book.

We are going on a long mysterious journey to find out what we can about the Island of Ireland...

The Story of Ireland begins 'After the Ice' and lasts 9000 years. It tells the story of the whole island and its people. The book's 27 chapters chronicle the big picture of invasions, wars, Christianity, famine and a divided island, mixed with tales of Celtic head hunters, mysterious stone tombs, the Vikings, the black death, life in castles, the Titanic tragedy, music, mobiles and computers. When it ends a new story is just beginning.

Included in the International Youth Library's White Ravens 2008 collection and winner of the Irish Children's Book of the Year (Irish Book Awards) 2008.

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'a comprehensive and flowing look back at 9,000 years of Irish history garnished with delightful illustrations by the Cartoon Saloon'
- Irish Examiner

'welcome reprint... despite its ambitious scope - from Stone Age to digital age - it does not disappoint, the Cartoon Saloon's illustrations ensure a child-friendly whizz through the more engaging moments in 9,000 years of Irish history'
- Evening Echo

'Clever, informative and above all entertaining.'
- Eoin Colfer

'Written in a lively, informal style, its attractive pages are full of informative facts broken down into child-friendly, bite-sized pieces, ideal for internet-savvy modern youngsters . . . Every household in Ireland should have a copy, not to mention libraries and schools. I can't recommend it highly enough. A triumph!'
- Sarah Webb - Children's Books Ireland, BookFest

'This is a beautifully presented book which brings the History of Ireland to life for young children. It is lively and colourful with plenty of stories, people and places.'
- Mary Hanafin T.D.


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