obrien.ie - Misc images - WeShipCOVID2
Arts Council
Reading Ages
                                            Picture Books                                            Bridges                                            5+                                            6+                                            8+                                            10+                                            12+

obrien.ie - Misc images - FindYourLocalBookshop

Reindeer Down!

Reindeer Down!

An Irish Christmas Tale

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Audrey Dowling

Santa’s sleigh is flying over Ireland, delivering presents to all the boys and girls. But then Dancer hurts her leg and can’t pull the sleigh.

What will Santa do?

Paperback: €9.99
Paperback: 32 pages
Size:256x205 mm
ISBN: 9781788492737

Santa’s sleigh is flying over Ireland, delivering presents to all the boys and girls. But then there’s a crash! Dancer hurts her leg and can’t pull the sleigh. What will Santa do?

Rory, the smallest reindeer, has a great idea. It’s full speed ahead to visit the deer in the Phoenix Park. Can they help Santa continue with his journey?

Natasha Mac a'Bháird

Natasha Mac a’Bháird is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of the bestselling wedding planning guide, The Irish Bride’s Survival Guide and her latest book is The Irish Bridesmaid's Guide. Her first two children’s books, Missing Ellen and Olanna’s Big Day, were both chosen for the White Ravens Collection.

Audrey Dowling

Audrey Dowling is a French artist and illustrator living in County Kilkenny. She initially pursued a career in the fashion industry in Paris but somehow ended up in the Irish countryside. Her surroundings inspire her work, as well as folklore from all cultures, fairy tales and vintage imagery. Her universe is colourful and narrative, often praised as graceful and poetic.

a delightful and heartwarming picture book adventure

NI 4 Kids

a modern classic

Pregnancy and Parenting Magazine

enchanting … brings the magic of Christmas for little ones

Irish Daily Mail

Irish festive sleigh tale is ideal for the stocking … an enticing ending that will have the eyes of all young readers on the skies on Christmas Eve … illustrated with flourishes of twinkling stars in magical night-time scenes

Evening Echo

delightful mixture of fantasy and iconic Irish settings. The illustrations by Audrey Dowling are beautiful

Irish Examiner

illustrator Audrey Dowling brings the reader on a visual journey through the Irish landscape … some very cute, smiling reindeers

Irish Times


Irish Independent

delightful … beautiful

Irish Examiner

an enchanting Christmas tale with an Irish twist … The story, immersed in Irish landscape and culture, provides learning opportunities and enjoyment for children in junior and middle classes. Alluring and captivating illustrations depicting the Irish countryside create links that can be further examined when exploring Ireland’s natural environments … The story will create a sense of heightened excitement as we enter the Christmas season and wait in anticipation for Santa’s arrival’ Maureen O’Donnell, Teacher, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Seomra Ranga

magical night-time scenes illustrated by Kilkenny’s Audrey Dowling

Evening Echo

Also by Natasha Mac a'Bháird:

Missing Ellen
Hannah in the Spotlight
Starring Meg
The Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

Go to author page...

Also by Audrey Dowling:

Flossie McFluff
The Missing Referee

Go to author page...

Similar Titles: