Parental Pathways – Children’s Literature, Building Resilience

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Little Island is delighted to be taking part in this one day conference around children’s mental health and reading. Our authors Kevin Stevens and Patricia Forde will be speaking, as well as our publisher Siobhán Parkinson. This unique one day conference, organised by Parental Pathways and Children’s Books Ireland, brings together Authors, Animators and Psychotherapists 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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