Tangleweed and Brine – ‘a truly breath-taking collection, a rich intertextual feast that blends the old and the new’

Tangleweed and Brine

This piece was written by Ciara Ní Bhroin, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature Studies in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. She launched the book for Little Island on the 8th September, and her speech was so superb that we just had to have it in writing. Endless thanks to Ciara Ní Bhroin for writing it, Continue Reading →

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Once upon a Place – an anthology compiled by Laureate na nÓg published by Little Island!

Once upon a Place

ONCE UPON A PLACE NEW STORIES & POEMS FOR CHILDREN BY IRISH WRITERS Compiled by Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer Published by Little Island Books, available from 15th October 2015 ISBN: 9781910411377, HB, £11.99/€15.99, 224pp. Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, has compiled a new anthology of stories and Continue Reading →

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‘Wordsmith: a skilled user or maker of words’

The Wordsmith Amanda Piesse

Dr Amanda Piesse, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature in Trinity College Dublin, has written a wonderful essay about The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde for Little Island. Patricia Forde’s The Wordsmith conjures a post-apocalyptic society, Ark, where natural resources are in short supply and carefully measured out. There, language too is being forcibly rationed; Continue Reading →

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