Andrew Whitson

Andrew Whitson

Andrew has illustrated books on various aspects of Irish mythology including The Creatures of Celtic Myth, The Field Guide to Irish Fairies and The Dark Spirit. Since 2007, he has illustrated a series of popular children’s picture books: Gaiscíoch na Beilte Uaine (Bisto shortlist, Ibby Award and Réics Carló Award 2007); Balor (Réics Carló Award 2009); An Gréasaí Bróg agus na Sióga (Bisto & Réics Carló shortlists 2010, R.A.I. winner 2011); Mac Rí Éireann (Réics Carló Award, Bisto illustration winner and R.A.I. winner 2011); Ó Chrann go Crann (CBI shortlist, Réics Carló Award 2012 and R.A.I. award 2013); Pop! (Réics Carló shortlist 2014); An tÉan Órga (R.A.I. shortlist 2015).

In 2011, Andrew received the Bisto honorary award for book illustration. In partnership with Caitríona Nic Sheáin, Andrew has co-written and illustrated three books of fiction for children, Cogito, Pop! and Cúraille i gCeannas.

In June 2018 Graffeg published Molly and the Stormy Sea, a children’s picture book illustrated by Andrew and written by Malachy Doyle. The book was published simultaneously in English paperback and hardback as well as Welsh and Irish language editions, Mali a’r Môr Stormus and Muireann agus an Fharraige Fhiáin.

The second book in the Molly series, Molly and the Whale, published in July 2019 in English, Welsh and Irish editions.

Books

Molly and the Whale by Malachy Doyle and Andrew Whitson published by Graffeg

Molly and the Whale

Molly and Dylan wake up one morning to find a whale washed up on the beach. Molly’s dad shows them how to care for the whale as they wait for the tidy to come in. Molly sings to calm her, while the children and their friends work together to keep her cool and wet. But will they manage to help the whale back into the sea in time?

Written by Malachy Doyle and illustrated by Andrew Whitson.

English Hardback ISBN  9781913134044 , £12.99
Welsh Hardback ISBN 9781913134327, £12.99
Irish Hardback ISBN 9781912929030, £12.99

Molly and the Stormy Sea by Malachy Doyle and Andrew Whitson published by Graffeg

Molly and the Stormy Sea

Molly wakes one morning to find her house empty. Her father has been out fishing in stormy seas and hasn’t returned from his trip. She takes her most precious possessions down to the harbour; a brass locket containing twenty little cowrie shells, a photograph of her father and her beloved doll Isla to offer the sea in return for her father’s safety. But will the stormy sea return her father and all the other fathers from the fishing trip?

Written by Malachy Doyle and illustrated by Andrew Whitson.

English Hardback ISBN 9781912654451, £12.99
English Paperback ISBN 9781912050130, £7.99
Welsh Paperback ISBN 9781912050123, £7.99
Irish Hardback ISBN 9780993474590, £12.99
Irish Paperback ISBN 9780993474583, £7.99

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