Reviewer:

Siobhán Kirwan Keane

Book Cover - The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street

The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street

The story of the tenement houses on Henrietta Street in Dublin is one which will interest children in mid-upper primary school. For those children who are aware of the current issue of homelessness, it serves as a reminder of the ongoing nature of this societal issue. For those who are not, this story could be a catalyst for discussion and reflection.

Book Cover - A Story About Afiya

A Story About Afiya

Afiya’s story centres around her wonderful white dress that takes on the colours of the natural world as she passes through, tapping into her emotional life, creating happy memories for her. For older children, the story could be a catalyst for reflective discussion. The notion of the world leaving its imprint on the memory and on the soul is an appealing one for children in the middle and upper age groups of primary school.