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Padraig Kenny

  • 5 stars across 5 books

       Padraig Kenny  is an Irish writer from County Kildare, now living in Limerick. Previously an arts journalist, a teacher and a librarian's assistant, he now writes full-time. His first novel TIN was a Waterstones Book of the Month and was nominated for the Carnegie, as well as being shortlisted for the Irish Book Award and several regional awards. He is married with four children.    The Monsters of Rookhaven  is his first novel with Macmillan Children's Books.
       
     Edward Bettison
      is a graphic designer and illustrator, born in Hull.  After studying Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University, he moved to London to work in the music industry and then on to publishing. He is known for the intricate detail in his original works, authenticity of vision and bold imagery. He lives in Brighton with his partner Susannah and his 12 year old son Kip.

     
    17th September 2020

    The Monsters of Rookhaven

    Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022 Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for October 2021 ... More

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    1st February 2018

    Tin

    A fast-paced, thought-provoking adventure story filled with friendship, war and the journey to find who we... More

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    19th September 2015

    Pog

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    30th September 2021

    The Shadows of Rookhaven

    Shortlisted for the KPMG Irish Children's Book Awards Padraig Kenny's The Shadows of Rookhaven is a story a... More

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    30th September 2021

    The Shadows of Rookhaven

    Shadows are gathering over Rookhaven. It is the time of The Great Configuration, a once in a hundred years ... More

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