P.R. Prendergast

P.R. Prendergast
P.R. Prendergast lives in Dublin, where he has worked as a school teacher for twenty-five years. In 2009 his first children’s book The Romanian Builder was published by The O’Brien Press. Dancing in the Dark, published by The O'Brien Press in 2010, was nominated for the 2011 Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award and was awarded the White Raven Label by the International Youth Library at Bologna Book Fair 2011. He has three children of his own.

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Dancing in the Dark

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The Romanian Builder

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Dancing in the Dark

Part of a dance team who have turned from friends to enemies. Dealing with her dead brother’s ghost -- things sure aren't easy for Jessie! Her brother James -- sports star, popular kid, and apple of her parents' eyes -- has died in an accident, leaving Jessie to cope with her parents, classmates and stagefright.

The Romanian Builder

Written by P.R. Prendergast, Illustrated by Ross Stewart

How can Joe find out all he wants to know about building when Radu doesn't speak English?