English, Welsh and Irish publishers, from picture books to teenage
novels. His work has been translated into 27 languages and he is a
previous winner of the Tir na n-Og Award (Georgie), the Nestle
Children’s Book Award (The Dancing Tiger), the English Association Award
for Non-Fiction (Cow) and many other awards in the UK and USA.
heart-warming, this tale speaks of love, sacrifice and hope. Doyles’
pitch-perfect writing pull us through the story with gentle, soothing
tones inspiring the reader to look deeper, go further. Great care and
consideration is given to depicting a vignette of the life of this small
island girl. Using clear, concise language, he weaves the story with
just the right amount of drama and nuance and conveys a message that
everything will be all right. The stunning pictures by Whitson lend mood
and atmosphere, with the use of light and colour adapting to each page.
The effect is simply magical. This is a wonder of a book; perfectly illustrated and loving told; one you will want to read and share again and again.’ Mary Esther Judy, Children’s Bookseller