Kennys Bookshop in Galway recently had a visit from local author Patricia Forde with three classes of children from local schools. The owner Des Kenny had this to say:
‘Within the last month another major player has entered the frame, Patricia Forde from Market Street, with The Wordsmith, published by the wonderful Little Island. Already the author of 14 books for children in Irish and English, this is Forde’s first full length novel in English and represents a major jump forward for this versatile writer… The Wordsmith is an exciting fiction debut combining a strong narrative voice with an excellent storyline. As she grows into the story, Forde’s confidence as a storyteller grows to such an extent that the narrator disappears completely from the page and the reader becomes totally absorbed in the story. Not only is the book a most enjoyable experience for the reader, it adds a new bright star to the pantheon of Galway children’s authors. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait too long for the next magical journey.’
Check out the video of the event below to learn more about Patricia and The Wordsmith, and visit the Kennys blog here!