Fiona’s on a journey to Granny’s house …
… but who’s that following her through the streets of Dublin?
Travel across the city with Fiona and her fantastic friends in this modern Dublin fairytale.
With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton.
beautifully quirky … a short journey that all kids will enjoy
a unique, original revisitation of Little Red Riding Hood with a mischievous, Irish twist. Presented with sun-splashed, eccentric illustrations in a gently muted rainbow palette, A Dublin Fairytale follows the journey of Fiona and her cat to buy supplies at the Witches’ Market for her Granny, who is sick. […] A delightful story ... Children will love A Dublin Fairytale for its candor, freshness, and imagination.
The MidWest Book Review (US)
the gorgeous illustrations were impossible to pass up
beautiful … amazing illustrations … brilliant map … fantastic … an urban fairytale
RTE Radio 1
a joy to read and a pleasure to view
beautifully illustrated … mapping and sequencing could be explored after a class reading … suitable for storytelling with young children and could be used in an Infant Classroom
full of charm and gentle wit and congratulations must go to her Irish publishers, O’Brien Press, for supporting new picture book talent
this year’s treat for young Dubliners … unquestionably
I like a good fairytale, especially when a writer approaches it in a different way … The illustrations are charming, softly drawn with lovely autumnal colours and interesting things to look at throughout … a nice bedtime story
the story is enjoyable, but the real hero of this book is the beautiful artwork - each page brings with it a new scene with lots to take in and discover
lovely and unusual
a playful retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in Dublin … gentle and fun … friendly and very stylish … a lovely way to (re)discover the Fair(y) City and an invitation to find magic round every corner
Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide
with beautiful, muted colour tones and excellent child-friendly artwork, this is a charming, evocative book for keeps
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