Reviewer:

Emma Larkin

Book Cover - The Book of Irish Sporting Heroes

The Book of Sporting Heroes

This is a beautifully illustrated, highly entertaining, informative book which will appeal to sports fans young and old. It starts with a comprehensive look at soccer in Ireland, from its history to its superstars past and present, before moving onto Gaelic Games which, similarly to soccer, gets ten large pages of Corcoran’s signature style illustrations with striking background scenes and colours.

Book Cover - The Boy Who Started Celtic

The Boy Who Started Celtic

This picturebook tells the true story of Andrew Kerins from Ballymote in County Sligo, who later became known as Brother Walfrid. As a boy, Andrew did not realise the journey he was starting when he sold a calf and took the boat to Scotland in 1855 at the age of 15.