THE DREAMING TREE

Written by
Eithne Massey
,
Illustrated by
Marie Thorhauge
The Dreaming Tree

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

Winner

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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 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

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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide, class project and activities by Peter Heaney

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: A very quick introduction to Brazil: history, economy, nature

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: All about chocolate in Brazil.

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Recipe for Chocolate Fridge Cake

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World, all languages

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Other books by this author
  • Best-Loved Irish Legends
  • The Silver Stag of Bunratty
  • Best-Loved Irish Legends
  • Where the Stones Sing

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