Millie and the Magical Moon

Millie and the Magical Moon

Written by Brian Gallagher, Illustrated by Phillip Cullen

Mum, Dad and Millie are off on their summer holidays to beautiful Inis Oirr. With a little help from the not-so-shipwrecked MV Plassey, Millie has a magical moonlit adventure! 
Maybe it's not quite so long since the Plassey's last voyage after all...

Hardback: €12.99
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:260x215 mm
ISBN: 9781788492911

Category: Picture Book

Join Millie and Bunny on a magical moon-dance high above the Aran Islands

Millie and her family are on holiday on the island of Inis Oirr.

She loves EVERYTHING about this place – the boat, the castle and the old shipwreck!

But under the light of the moon, things are about to get even more exciting …

From No. 1 best-selling children’s author Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

BRIAN GALLAGHER was born in Dublin. He is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. He has worked extensively in radio and television, writing many dramas and documentaries.

Brian is the author of four adult novels, and his other books of historical fiction for young readers are One Good Turn and Friend or Foe – both set in Dublin in 1916; Stormclouds, which takes place in Northern Ireland during the turbulent summer of 1969; Secrets and Shadows, a spy novel that begins with the North Strand bombings during the Second World War; Taking Sides, about the Irish Civil War; Across the Divide, set during the 1913 Lockout, Arrivals, a time-slip novel set between modern and early-twentieth-century Ontario, and Pawns, set during Ireland’s War of Independence. Brian lives with his family in Dublin.

Find out more about Brian's books at

Phillip Cullen

Phillip Cullen grew up in Dublin and studied classical animation at Ballyfermot College. He loves to draw cute, weird and wonderful creatures. After a period living in Japan, he now lives in Dublin with his wife.

the bright, colourful illustrations bring sparkle and magic to Millie and Bunny’s fun-filled trip to the moon

Aisling O’Reilly, Dubray Books, Henry Street in the Sunday Times Ireland

for any Inis Oirr lovers or just lovers of beautifully told and illustrated children’s books, this one by Brian Gallagher and Phillip Cullen is just gorgeous

Aoibhin Garrihy

an enchanting escape from reality to a dreamland set off the coast of Galway on one of the Aran islands. Millie embarks on a dreamy moonlit flight aboard the shipwrecked MV Plassey and soars through the skies over the beautiful island of Inis Oirr. While Phillip Cullen captures the heart of the island through his artwork, Brian Gallagher does so by weaving the history and wildness of the island with a fantastical tale. Cullen’s illustrations beautifully capture the time capsule that is Inis Oirr, whether it’s losing yourself in the labyrinth of surrounding stone walls or among the roads with grass poking through, its remoteness, history, and natural beauty are preserved in this little book. Gallagher’s charming story exemplifies how our creativity and sense of curiosity is greatly influenced by our surroundings and inspirits the reader to dream a little dream

Irish Examiner

a little bit of magic

Caroline Busher on Ireland AM, Virgin TV

the bright, colourful illustrations bring sparkle and magic to Millie and Bunny’s fun-filled trip to the moon

Aisling O’Reilly, Dubray Books, Henry Street

This fantastical tale follows young Millie on a moonlit voyage over wild and lovely Inis Oírr. The island’s rich history and isolated beauty are finely evoked in Phillip Cullen’s vibrant illustrations

Sunday Independent

enchanted journey into the imagination

The Echo

a lovely Irish author and Irish story…. If you’re looking for a nice book this Christmas

Deirdre Holland Hannon

Also by Brian Gallagher:

Across the Divide
Taking Sides
Secrets and Shadows
Friend or Foe

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Also by Phillip Cullen:

Tabitha Plimtock and the Edge of the World
The Strange Tale of Barnabus Kwerk
Fairy Hill
Safe Harbour

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