O'Brien Press Cover Gallery


CoverGallery Different countries often put completely different covers on the same book, and many countries have very distinct styles which simply would not work in other parts of the world: we always enjoy comparing these, and asking ourselves what the covers say about the people they are aimed at around the world.

The O'Brien Press cover gallery shows a selection of covers from our books in translation.

They are not all here, but the ones that are show that different countries take very different approaches to the books!

We have also put in some old covers of our own which have changed over the years, for whatever reason.

Feel free to browse and see which covers you like best.

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An Dochtúir Dan

Written by Dairine Ní Dhonnchú, Illustrated by Bronagh O'Hanlon

'Cá bhfuil an phian?' arsa Dochtúir Dan.' I do shrón? I do bholg? ...Ach, féach! Tá an phian imithe! Rí Rá 2

Original O'Brien Press edition

Best-Loved Irish Legends

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson

Stories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland.

Audiobook cover
Original O'Brien Press cover

Bright Sparks

Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

An introduction to fifty extraordinary discoveries, inventions and designs by inspirational women. Meet incredible inventors from around the world, and learn how inventions happen. A beautifully illustrated guide to remarkable, practical, skillful and amazing inventions which have made their mark.

Czech edition cover

Gulliver

Written by Jonathan Swift, Retold by Mary Webb, Illustrated by Lauren O'Neill

Lost in a land of small people, Gulliver has to learn their ways and avoid starving! Then he lands in a country of giants. A beautifully illustrated and energetic retelling of one of the world's favourite stories.

Italian edition small format
Italian edition cover

Magical Celtic Tales

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Fergal O'Connor

Magical Celtic Tales is a collection of ten wonderful stories - some well known, others almost forgotten - from Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

Welsh edition cover

Sally Go Round The Stars

Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Written by Sarah Webb and Claire Ranson, Illustrated by Steve McCarthy

A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites.

 

Audiobook cover

Socks for Mr Wolf

A Woolly Adventure Around Ireland

Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance. But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks. Until one day, a hole appears in one … WHAT can he do? Follow Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!

 

Greek edition cover

The Moon Spun Round

W. B. Yeats for Children

Written by W. B. Yeats, Edited by and Introduced by Noreen Doody, Illustrated by Shona Shirley Macdonald

The Moon Spun Round takes children of all ages on an imaginative journey through W.B. Yeats’s poetry, folktales and childhood writing. Mysterious and beautiful illustrations spin out from Yeats’s haunting and enchanted words and rhythms.

Chinese edition cover

The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Susan Field

Irish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. With stunning illustrations to draw the reader back to a time of heroes and myth. Now available in paperback.

Audiobook cover

Conor's Concert

Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Michael Connor

Conor is learning the piano. He makes up his own very special music. But will it do for the concert?
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Greek edition cover

Katie's Cake

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

Katie finds that it's not easy to replace icing once you've licked it all off the cake.
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Scots gaelic edition cover

No Shoes for Tom

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Suggs

Tom just HATES wearing shoes! He has such fun with his bare toes. But then the snow comes …
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Spanish edition