Fans of A Dublin Fairytale will be enchanted by this modern take on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale set in modern-day Galway.
Fans of A Dublin Fairytale will be enchanted by this contemporary take on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale set in modern-day Galway. Features locations such as the Spanish Arch, Salmon Weir Bridge and Eyre Square, as Sean and Grainne seek out the perfect present for their mother.
They pack their lunch for the day and set out on their shopping trip. On their travels around the city, they meet a knight, a pirate queen and a fisherman. They share their delicious soda bread with each of these character, leaving a trail of crumbs everywhere they go. When a wicked witch tries to steal the present they have bought for their mother's birthday, these characters leap to their rescue, rewarding the kindness the children have showed them.
In their hasty retreat from the witch's clutches, Séan and Gráinne are lost in the city. Luckily, they follow their trail of breadcrumbs all the way home - just in time for the party!
In her début, author–illustrator Caitriona Sweeney has created an ode to the city of Galway in a picturebook. In this retelling of the German fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel with an Irish twist, we follow Seán and Gráinne on their quest to locate a Claddagh ring for their mam’s birthday. Full of Irish charm, with recognisable characters from our history and lore, this book will delight young readers as they sift through the vibrant imagery of the landmarks of Galway City. This title is also available as Gaeilge.
beautiful English and Irish editions … a lovely adventure set amidst the most famous Galway landmarks
one foot in modern-day Galway and the other in Irish myth and legend
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