Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin’s most famous locations and landmarks!
With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton.
with beautiful, muted colour tones and excellent child-friendly artwork, this is a charming, evocative book for keeps
a very magical fairytale adventure
Nicola Colton reroutes Little Red Riding Hood’s journey to the urban wilderness in this amusing modern fairy tale for very young readers … Colton’s inventive book provides a perfect yardstick for tired short legs walking through the city (“Look: there’s Trinity College of Sorcery”)
This is a beautifully illustrated re-imagining of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood. This time the story is set in Dublin where the city itself is just as much a character in the story as its fearless heroine, Fiona. Full of charm and imagination Fiona overcomes her fears to reach her granny’s house, on her whistle-stop tour around major Dublin landmarks. Charming illustrations and engaging story-line allow the voice of the child to emerge in both the text and illustration as she negotiates the world around her. A wonderful book which like its hero Fiona, is both bold and fearless. Great for read aloud or read alone!
beautifully quirky … a short journey that all kids will enjoy
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 gorgeous illustrations were impossible to pass up
beautiful … amazing illustrations … brilliant map … fantastic … an urban fairytale
a joy to read and a pleasure to view
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
full of charm and gentle wit and congratulations must go to her Irish publishers, O’Brien Press, for supporting new picture book talent
this year’s treat for young Dubliners … unquestionably
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
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
lovely and unusual
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
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