An adventure around Ireland

Written by
Erika McGann
Illustrated by
Gerry Daly
Wee Donkey's Treasure Hunt

Wee Donkey travels Ireland trying to find the perfect souvenir for her Grandad.

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32 pages
260x215 mm

A wee donkey sat in the shade of a tree.
‘If you had one wish, Grandad, what would it be?’
‘I’d fix this old back and these wobbly knees,
and go see the sights that are out there to see.’

The wee donkey thought, ‘I can’t turn back the years,
but I can get Grandad some great souvenirs.’
She slipped through the gate with a small wooden cart,
in search of some gifts that would warm Grandad’s heart.

The wee donkey heads across Ireland, where she "borrows" the Jeanie Johnston ship from the Liffey, the round tower from Glendalough, kisses from the Blarney Stone and more, to bring to her grandad.

But you can't go taking national treasures like that, particularly when the police find out! A warm and entertaining picture book from the team who brought you Where Are You, Puffling?

The Jeanie Johnston (Dublin), Glendalough, Blarney castle, Giant’s Causeway, Tara, the sea on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Book of Kells in Trinity are just a few of the places Wee Donkey visits to bring her grandad a souvenir.

Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. Other books in the series are: The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival. She is also the author of the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series.

Gerry Daly was born in Dublin, grew up in County Wicklow. Gerry studied Fine art at IADT, worked as a graphic designer for several years, and later found work in developing websites.

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Other books by this author
  • The Demon Notebook
  • The Broken Spell
  • The Watching Wood
  • The Midnight Carnival

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