Written by
Liz Weir
Illustrated by
Josip Lizatovic
Boom Chicka Boom

Nine enchanting stories from a master storyteller, available on book and audio CD. Full of magic and drama.

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From one of Ireland’s best-known storytellers, a collection of stories new, old and playful!

Read about the boy who was snatched by the fairies; scare yourself silly with the ‘long bony finger’; tie your tongue in knots with the Boom-Chicka-Boom rhyme … and lots more.

  • Going to Granny’s
  • Master of All Masters
  • Boom-Chicka-Boom
  • Long Bony Finger
  • Rathlin Fairy Tale
  • The Rabbit’s Tale
  • Wee Meg Barnileg
  • A Riddle Story
  • The Tailor and the Button

LIZ WEIR is a professional storyteller who works with all age groups promoting the traditional art for which Ireland is world famous. A children’s librarian by training, she now travels the world telling stories to adults and children, organising workshops on storytelling, and speaking at courses for parents, teachers and librarians. Her wealth of stories is drawn from both the oral and written traditions. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling. She was awarded an MBE for her services to the Arts and Education in January 2019.

The wonderful storyteller Liz Weir creates a lovely little collection of stories and rhymes in Boom Chicka Boom which makes a most welcome reappearance.

The School Librarian

The format of this book makes it an ideal reader for 5-8 year olds although it would be useful on the pre-school book shelf to read at story-time.

Books Books Books

Nine magical stories told with gusto ... Adults will rediscover the pleasurable terror and word play of childhood and be just as enthralled as younger readers

The Sunday Independent
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