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A Limerick Fairytale

A Limerick Fairytale

Written by Gráinne O'Brien, Illustrated by Lena Stawowy

Once upon a time, there was a prince who wanted to live a fairytale life. The first thing he needed was a princess, so he could have his happily ever after. 

A hilarious story of love and lost shoes in the wonderful city of Limerick.

Hardback: €14.99
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:260x215 mm
ISBN: 9781788493741

Category: Picture Book

A fun and irreverent re-telling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella.

Once upon a time, there was a prince who was looking for some excitement. Something thrilling. The kind of life found in fairy tales. He decides he needs to find his princess, so that he can have his happily ever after. Attending a series of balls in Limerick, he finally meets Limerella! The prince is certain he's found the love of his life, but Limerella's not so sure...

Gráinne O'Brien is the children's buyer for O'Mahony's Booksellers, a job she has proudly held for almost a decade. She is the founder of Rontu Literary Service, a service dedicated to supporting writers of fiction for children as they seek publication of their manuscripts and one of the founders of Silver Apples Magazine, an online literary magazine entering its tenth year. She completed the MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick in 2018 and received an Irish Arts Council Agility Award in 2021 and 2022. She is a member of the Irish Booksellers Association committee and was named a Bookshop Hero by The Bookseller Magazine in 2022. She is a Co. Clare native and lives in Limerick with her soon-to-be husband and two cats. 

a modern-day twist on the classic tale, Cinderella. In King John’s castle lives Prince Hugo who is hell-bent on finding his princess to make his fairytale fantasy come true and live happily ever after. He thinks he has found his perfect match when he meets Limerella, but he soon gets a reality check when his plan goes awry. O’Brien’s re-telling of the famous Disney fantasy portrays a far more relatable female protagonist and gives the antiquated convention of single women in fairytales a much needed resurgence … Illustrated beautifully by Stawowy, all the famous Limerick landmarks such as Thomand Park, Milk Market, Adare Manor, and many more make this a charming read for any little Shannonsiders

Irish Examiner

fabulous, colourful, quirky illustrations dance across the pages, bringing even more light and laughter to an already great story. Fun, hilarious, well-written and lively; this acts as a great travel guide to Limerick, as well. Just brilliant!

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