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The Story of Ireland (Hardback)
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The Story of Ireland (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 12/10/2007
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We are going on a long mysterious journey to find out what we can about the Island of Ireland...

The Story of Ireland begins `After the Ice' and lasts 9000 years. It tells the story of the whole island and its people. The book's 27 chapters chronicle the big picture of invasions, wars, Christianity, famine and a divided island, mixed with tales of Celtic head hunters, mysterious stone tombs, the Vikings, the black death, life in castles, the Titanic tragedy, music, mobiles and computers. When it ends a new story is just beginning.

Included in the International Youth Library's White Ravens 2008 collection and winner of the Irish Children's Book of the Year (Irish Book Awards) 2008.

Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780862788810
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 285 x 225 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Clever, informative and above all entertaining.'

-- Eoin Colfer

'Written in a lively, informal style, its attractive pages are full of informative facts broken down into child-friendly, bite-sized pieces, ideal for internet-savvy modern youngsters . . . Every household in Ireland should have a copy, not to mention libraries and schools. I can't recommend it highly enough. A triumph!'

-- Sarah Webb - Children's Books Ireland, BookFest

'This is a beautifully presented book which brings the History of Ireland to life for young children. It is lively and colourful with plenty of stories, people and places.'

-- Mary Hanafin T.D.

'Filled with fun facts on everything from the Stone Age to the Celtic Tiger and is illustrated in a way that will delight children. A great gift for any curious child.'

-- The Irish Times * The Irish Times *

'A family must-have . . . each page is a treasure of knowledge, cleverly fragmented with illustrations, photos and brilliant cartoons that provoke the reader to dip in and be hooked!'

-- Irish Examiner * The Irish Examiner *

'Deserves a place in every school and home library . . . such a quality that its appeal ought to endure for many years and many readings to come'

-- InTouch Magazine * In Touch Magazine *

Robert Dunbar's top 30 Books of the Year 2007. 'Some 9,000 years of Irish history are colourfully and humorously delineated in an ambitiously conceived and successfully executed 'story'.'

-- The Irish Times * The Irish Times *

'Most impressive in its inventiveness, wealth of witty illustration, mixture of fun and serious history. It is great to see work of this quality from an Irish publishing house in these straitened times. This book deserves to be in every home and school.'

-- Sunday Independent * The Sunday Independent *

'A fun way to present history to children and O'Brien are to be commended for doing a fine job in condensing 900 centuries worth of history.'

-- Sunday Business Post * Sunday Business Post *

'A sophisticated production.'

-- The Sunday Tribune * The Sunday Tribune *

'Absolutely wonderful.'

-- The Tubridy Show, RTE Radio One

'A joy to read and look at - bright, lively and informative.'

-- The Newsletter

'Some kids thought that Irish history would never be enjoyable, but that's before The Story of Ireland was written!!! With all its funny illustrations and its cool facts, its very easy to read and makes Irish history much more interesting.'

-- Kilkenny People * Kilkenny People *

'Every house in Ireland should have it.'

-- Waterford News & Star

'Without any question this is the Children's Book of the Year.'

-- Irish Independent * Irish Independent *

'This book is a significant breakthrough in the writing and presentation of history to Irish children and ought to be in every school library, if not in every home.'

-- Inis Magazine * Inis Magazine *

'history is vividly brought to life ... this new format will surely make the book a hit all over again in the run up to Christmas'

-- Evening Echo

'will delight younger readers interested in history but more importantly it will appeal to those who are not'

-- Books Ireland

'an entertaining gallop through centuries of history in a way which will appeal to the younger reader but still manages to get everything in'

-- Books Ireland

'Without any question this is the Children's Book of the Year.'

-- Irish Independent

'A joy to read and look at - bright, lively and informative.'

-- The Newsletter

'Every house in Ireland should have it.'

-- Waterford News & Star

'Deserves a place in every school and home library . . . such a quality that its appeal ought to endure for many years and many readings to come'

-- InTouch Magazine

'Some kids thought that Irish history would never be enjoyable, but that's before The Story of Ireland was written!!! With all its funny illustrations and its cool facts, its very easy to read and makes Irish history much more interesting.'

-- Kilkenny People

'Clever, informative and above all entertaining.'

-- Eoin Colfer

'Written in a lively, informal style, its attractive pages are full of informative facts broken down into child-friendly, bite-sized pieces, ideal for internet-savvy modern youngsters . . . Every household in Ireland should have a copy, not to mention li

-- Sarah Webb, Children's Books Ireland, BookFest

'Absolutely wonderful.'

-- The Ryan Tubridy Show, RTE Radio 1

'This is a beautifully presented book which brings the History of Ireland to life for young children. It is lively and colourful with plenty of stories, people and places.'

-- Mary Hanafin T.D.

'This book is a significant breakthrough in the writing and presentation of history to Irish children and ought to be in every school library, if not in every home.'

-- INIS magazine, Spring 2008

'A sophisticated production.'

-- Sunday Tribune

Robert Dunbar's top 30 Books of the Year 2007. 'Some 9,000 years of Irish history are colourfully and humorously delineated in an ambitiously conceived and successfully executed 'story'.'

-- The Irish Times

'A fun way to present history to children and O'Brien are to be commended for doing a fine job in condensing 900 centuries worth of history.'

-- Sunday Business Post

'Most impressive in its inventiveness, wealth of witty illustration, mixture of fun and serious history. It is great to see work of this quality from an Irish publishing house in these straitened times. This book deserves to be in every home and school.'

-- Sunday Independent

'A family must-have . . . each page is a treasure of knowledge, cleverly fragmented with illustrations, photos and brilliant cartoons that provoke the reader to dip in and be hooked!'

-- Irish Examiner

'Filled with fun facts on everything from the Stone Age to the Celtic Tiger and is illustrated in a way that will delight children. A great gift for any curious child.'

-- The Irish Times

'for young fact-lovers, try the excellent stocking-sized Story of Ireland by Brendan O'Brien, a pictorial guide to Irish history with lively illustrations'

-- Irish Independent

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