The Dreaming Tree

The Dreaming Tree

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge

Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he’d really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he’s too shy.

Awards

Reading Association of Ireland Award - 2011

Reading Association of Ireland - Winner

Hardback: €7.99
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:260x197 mm
ISBN: 9781847171580

Category: Children's fiction

Series: Bridges

Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he’d really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he’s too shy.



When his granny reminds him of the Brazilian story of the dreaming tree, he doesn’t see how a story can help him …



But maybe it can!



A new series of books for modern, multi-cultural Ireland for children aged 6-8

Eithne Massey

Eithne Massey has written many books for both adults and children, mainly based on the legends of Ireland. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland; and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to ‘young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history’ (www.childrensbooksireland.ie).

'a charming tale of a stranger learning to fit in'

Books Ireland

'well-written, entertaining and enlightening stories for children'

Books Ireland

'distinctively illustrated by artists from the Cartoon Saloon'

Books Ireland

'a handsome collection of full-colour picture books'

Books Ireland

'particularly attractive … for reading aloud in class'

Inis Magazine

'highly recommended'

Inis Magazine

'a timely series that will be invaluable both in the school and home environment … these thought-provoking books will be of immense value to teachers, parents and of course children'





‘particularly attractive … for reading aloud in class’

Inis Magazine

'stunning'

Inis Magazine

'Editor's Choice'

'attractive and important'

Inis Magazine Winter 2009

'innovative and exciting'

RTE Guide

'appropriate and timely'

Irish Examiner

'aimed at age six and upwards, this excellent and enjoyable non-preachy series … should be in every school'

Irish Examiner

'[Bridges] introduce us to some of the newer cultures in our island in warm and sympathetic fashion'

Sunday Independent

'an excellent and thought-provoking new series of multicultural books from O’Brien'

Sunday Independent

'captivating as well as educational'

Woman's Way

'hopefully they are the first of many in that they ably reflect the ethnic mix that Ireland’s population has now become. Inter-racial and inter-generational, they explore differences in culture and language, and celebrate communication'

Books Ireland

'impressively designed, with bright coloured pictures, well-spaced text and a narrative that uses simple language but in its most effective way'

Books Ireland

'four beautifully written and very colourfully illustrated books'

InTouch Magazine

'could be used in the area of integration, geography and religious studies'

InTouch Magazine

'the text is carefully graded in terms of language'

InTouch Magazine

'a smashingly illustrated migration narrative'

Letterbox Library

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide, class project and activities by Peter Heaney

  • Download Worksheets: A very quick introduction to Brazil: history, economy, nature

  • Download Worksheets: All about chocolate in Brazil.

  • Download Worksheets: Recipe for Chocolate Fridge Cake

Rights Held: World, all languages
Rights Sold: Korean

Also by Eithne Massey:

Best-Loved Irish Legends
The Silver Stag of Bunratty
Where the Stones Sing
Blood Brother, Swan Sister
The Secret of Kells
Tomi

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Also by Marie Thorhauge:

I Won't Go To China

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