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Caoilte Caillte sa Mhúsaem

Story and illustrations by Gemma Nic Conchra

Caoilte is always curious and sometimes gets himself in trouble for the things he does. When his class goes on a school trip to the Natural History Museum, Caoilte’s curiosity gets the better of him again, and he lands himself in trouble. He meets some strange creatures who frighten him at first, but they turn out to be quite friendly and help him find his way.

This is a fun and quirky book for children. It’s full of imagination and wonderful drawings suitable for children for 6-9 years. The drawings exhibit an almost childlike innocence which children will love to discover and explore. It’s written in simple Irish which is suitable for children who are fluent or are learning Irish.

Gemma Nic Conchra

Gemma is a Dublin based artist who’s passionate about art, culture and community development. After studying architecture she went on to study illustration and art and now enjoys creating workshops for young people. After completing a postgraduate degree in Sociology – Youth and Community, Gemma ran a youth art workshop on Cuffe Street in the community centre until the Covid-19 crisis began. Prior to that she spent a year on scolarship with the artist, Adrienne Geoghegan and before that worked as an assistant with the artist Fiona Whelan on a project called “What does he need?” an art piece with residents from Rialto that challenged toxic masculinity in society. She also worked with the Rialto Youth Project and with the South Area youth service in Dublin.
Gemma loves drawing and writing and working with children. Caoilte Caillte sa Mhúsaem is Gemma’s first book.

Hardback cover

ISBN: 9780995611993

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