ENCHANTED JOURNEYS

Fifty Years of Irish Writing for Children

Written by
Robert Dunbar
,
Illustrated by
Aileen Johnston
Enchanted Journeys

The very best of the past fifty years of Irish writing for children, selected by an expert in children's literature. Includes Walter Macken, Eilís Dillon, Marita Conlon-McKenna ...

Awards

White Ravens Selection - 1998

Winner

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Hardback:
192 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9780862785185

The very best of the past fifty years of Irish writing for children, selected by an expert in children's literature. Includes Walter Macken, Eilís Dillon, Meta Mayne Reid, Patricia Lynch, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Tom McCaughren ...

Robert Dunbar was a lecturer in English and children's literature, presenter of radio programme on children's books, and reviewer of children's books for Rattlebag on Radio One, The Irish Times and magazines. He also received the Children's Books Ireland award for services to Irish children's literature.

Robert died in July 2016.

'An excellent choice in that it would have appeal to a broad spectrum and would encourage children to discover the beauty of the writing itself.'

Children's Books of Ireland

'Dunbar displays an admirable resistance to what is fashionable or trendy or second-rate. Every extract is an example of very fine writing, and his introduction is clear-sighted and authoritative ... Children who begin with this beautifully produced book will embark on many enchanting, enriching journeys.'

Times Educational Supplement

'Wonderful, affirmative book.'

Seamus Heaney

'A superb little book.'

Books Ireland

'A good cross-section of the old and the new.'

The Irish Times
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