Four very short stories about the everyday life of a little girl. Alexandra’s adventures include changing her name, bedtime fears and a plaster disaster.
These warm stories by Ireland’s first Children’s Laureate were originally broadcast on RTE’s The Den and are great for reading aloud to children aged 4+.
“These stories are delightful and Betera’s illustrations glow” – Niamh Sharkey, Laureate na nÓg.
This book is also available in Irish as Fionnuala.
PRAISE FOR ALEXANDRA
‘This is an utterly delightful collection of stories about the daily life of a small girl. Clearly told, the stories evoke a genuine voice and appreciation of a child’s world view. Gentle and yet full of action and humour, Alexandra brings to mind the Alfiestories by Shirley Hughes, with the economy of language and the rhythm and pace built into the stories.
The illustrations are beautiful, perfectly matching the stories’ intent with their black and white washes, containing just a hunt of red throughout that really allows them to shine. The simplicity of expression in the pictures and the writing work hand in hand to create a book that will be cherished and read again and again and again. Perfect for sharing and for new readers. I just loved it!’ – Mary Esther Judy, Inis Magazine
Siobhán Parkinson is one of Ireland\'s best-known writers for children. She has written almost thirty books, most of them for children and teenagers, for which she has won a bagful of awards and nominations, and her books have been translated into about twenty languages. She was Ireland\'s first Children\'s Laureate.