Shona Shirley Macdonald

Shona Shirley Macdonald

Shona Shirley Macdonald is an award-winning illustrator/author, originally from Scotland and now living by the sea in County Waterford. She studied stop-motion animation at Edinburgh College of Art, and now works mainly on children’s books. Her debut picture book The Pooka Party was selected for the IBBY International Honours List, and nominated for a CBI Award, Irish Book Award and LAI Award. Her illustrated titles include An Féileacán agus an Rí written by Máire Zepf, which won the Gradam Réics Carló, and The Moon Spun Round: W.B. Yeats for Children, edited by Noreen Doody. Her work has been exhibited throughout Ireland in both solo and group shows, and internationally at the Bratislava Illustration Biennial.

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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.

The Pooka Party

A madcap tale of what to do if you feel sad and lonely, starring one shapeshifting hero with some musical monsters, flying cakes and a guest appearance by the Moon.