YA SHORT STORIES
Imagine what it would be like to wake up and discover that your worst nightmare had come true-these stories will chill you to the bone! Discover the dark truth behind strange goings-on at The Hauntings a trendy club for teenagers.
Meet Pauly-dead and yet not dead-who returns from the grave to settle a score.
Uncover the grim secret of Glebe House.
Who is the mysterious girl who regularly visits the grave of her brother, a German fighter pilot shot down over Ireland during WWII?
Enter “The Green Room” with Dee on her surfboard from hell…
…and meet the hitch-hiker of Blueberry Hill — the spirit of a teenage girl thumbing a ride to eternity as she tries in vain to et home after her body is found in a gravel pit near her house.
A sometimes wistful, often horrifying collection of original ghost stories by some of Poolbeg’s master storytellers. Prepare to be terrified!
What became of the hideous voodoo doll which disappeared after Niamh flung it from her bedroom window?An atmospheric and suspense-filled collection of original ghost stories by fifteen of Ireland’s most popular writers: Rose Doyle, Michael Scott, Jane Mitchell, Michael Mullen, Morgan Llywelyn, Gretta Muirooney, Michael Carroll, Carolyn Swift, Mary Regan, Gordon Snell, Mary Beckett, Eileen Dunlop, Maeve Friel, Gaby Ross and Cormac MacRaois.
Each tale draws you into a web at times menacing, at times refreshingly funny.
Discover the identity of the disembodied voice singing haunting tunes in the attic of a long abandoned house.
Read about Lady Margaret de Deauville who was murdered in 1814 and discover the curse of her magic ring.
Who is the ghoulish knight who clambers out of his tomb unleashing disease and darkness upon the world?
Witness a family driven quietly insane by an evil presence in their new house.
Reading stories helps us all to see life in different ways. We can leave behind our ordinary everyday life and enter into other worlds; these can be in the past or in the future, can be real or imagined; we can have adventures with heroes and heroines, with ghosts and giants, with animals and monsters which leave us wishing and wondering.The stories in this book, selected by Tom Mullins, are from some of Ireland’s finest writers and they will delight and entertain all children.
A Treasury of Irish Stories
A man who plants lollipops, a lonely banshee-and a flying grandmother?You will find them all in this engaging anthology, together with some giants, a greyhound and a rather puzzled fox.
Featuring some of Ireland’s finest storytellers including Michael Scott, Edna O’Brien, Martin Waddell, Oscar Wilde and Patricia Lynch, A Treasury of Irish Stories offers an unusual mix of traditional folk and fairy tales, ancient legends, animal fables, and contemporary stories. Haunting, funny, and scary by turns, they all share a distinctive Irish flavour which is perfectly captured in the evocative illustrations.
The Irish Leprechaun Book
Leprechauns are supposed to know where pots of gold are buried and they guard this secret very well.They are very hard to ensnare, and if you manage to catch one then you must hold him very firmly and never, even for one second, take your eyes off him because in the blink of an eye he can disappear and he will use every trick he knows to escape-so be warned!
Goodbye and Hello
Here is a treasure chest of sparkling new stories for children, brimming over with magic, mystery and adventure.
This captivating collection of fourteen gems from Ireland-with a few verses thrown in for good measure-has been compiled by Clodagh Corcoran, with beautiful illustrations by Sean Halpenny and Joan Quilligan.
There are funny animal tales, enthralling Viking sagas and incredible extra-terrestrial encounters.
Young readers will discover a fascinating world of legend and romance in these pages.
Roll Up! Roll Up! Come See The Big Pictures. And what, you may ask are Big Pictures?
Well, they’re the pictures you see when you look through your mind’s eye.
The Big Pictures collected here are what some of Ireland’s best-known writers for young people see through theirs — and they’re inviting you to come share the view!
Big Pictures is your passport to some pretty strange destinations. So get your tickets right here, then sit back and enjoy the trip..,
With writings and drawings from:
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Maeve Friel, Larry O’Loughlin, Cora Harrison, Mark O’Sullivan, John Leonard, Siobhán Parkinson, Morgan Llywelyn, Michael Scott, Liam MacUistin, Carolyn Swift, Frank Murphy, Marilyn Taylor, Aislinn O’Loughlin, Gerard Whelan.