Growing up in Ireland each and every night Emma-Jane’s Mammy and Daddy told her a story about Johnny Magory.
These ‘made-up’ tales were usually derived from whatever sort of harm and devilment EJ had got up to that day and she couldn’t wait for bedtime to hear about what Johnny had done too!
Because of this, she was inspired to write down a few stories and bring Johnny McGory to the next generation.
The Adventures of Johnny Magory have just been shortlisted for the CAP Awards 2017 ‘Best Junior Book’ category.
Johnny Magory in the Magical Wild was the first book published in the series about a six year old Irish boy, his dog Ruairi, and their exciting imaginative adventures. This book is based on Ballynafagh Lake which is close to where the author lives.
Johnny Magory and the Game of Rounders followed next. Johnny Magory and his dog Ruairi sneak off to have a brilliant game of rounders with all his animal friends; when he’s supposed to helping his Mammy and Daddy foot the turf!
The third adventure is Johnny Magory and the Wild Water Race. Based on the Grand Canal of Ireland, the pair have an exciting boat race with their animal friends. Johnny’s little sister Lily-May is also introduced in this book.
Johnny Magory Books are official partners to CMRF Crumlin with €1 from the sale of every book going directly to the charity.
The books are ‘Guaranteed Irish’ as they are written in Kildare, edited in Dublin, illustrated in Kilkenny and printed in Mayo.
Illustrated by Kim Shaw , Kilkenny.
Edited by Aoife Barrett, Dublin.
Printed by KPS Colourprint, Mayo
Books make the best gifts.
All books are signed by the author and come beautifully wrapped with some free fun-stuff for that special little Explorer in your life
Remember €1 from the sale of this book will go to CMRF Crumlin. Click here for more information on this amazing charity.