Book Title: Once upon a Place

Details: Author: Colfer, Eoin Editor

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Little Island

ISBN-13: 9781912417049

Number of pages: 224

Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.8 x 20.4 cm

Retail Price: €9.99

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Book Details

A collection of 11 short stories and 6 poems by Ireland's top children's writers, commissioned and edited by Eoin Colfer and illustrated by world-renowned artist and Laureate na nOg PJ Lynch. Each of the stories and poems is based around the theme of place, being set in or inspired by a particular location within Ireland. Contributors include: Eoin Colfer Roddy Doyle Derek Landy Siobhan Parkinson Paula Leyden John Connolly Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick Oisin McGann Jane Mitchell Sarah Webb Jim Sheridan Enda Wyley Pat Boran Seamus Cashman Mark Granier Geraldine Mills Kate Newmann


Hardback edition chosen as a CLPE Book of the Year 2015. `A diverse and imaginative collection of short stories and poems takes readers on a journey around Ireland conducted by some of the country's best modern children's authors.' - CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) ; Chosen as one of the best traditional children's story anthologies by Julia Eccleshare in The Guardian. `All readers will know more about Ireland when they have read the stories than they knew at the beginning but they would also see that stories such as these are universal.' - Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

About the Author

Eoin Colfer's first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998. In 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and resigned from teaching to concentrate full-time on writing. The Artemis Fowl series has since sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is now concluding with the final book The Last Guardian. In 2014 Eoin was chosen as the third Laureate na nOg. PJ Lynch is widely regarded as Ireland's finest illustrator and is Ireland's current Laureate na nOg. He has published more than twenty books over his career, among them the much-loved The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and A Christmas Carol. He has won many awards, including the Mother Goose award and the ate Greenaway Medal (twice)."