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Siobhan Parkinson

  • 5 stars across 21 books
    Having grown up in Galway and Donegal, Siobhan Parkinson has lived most of her adult life in her native Dublin. She studied English literature and German at Trinity, and went on to take her doctorate in English literature. She has worked for many years as an editor, a profession that very closely resembles that of writing. She concentrates more on her writing these days, but is also a very active member of the writers-in-schools scheme, and she gives workshops in creative writing and talks on her work in all sorts of situations. She has held various writing residencies and has been editor of, Inis -- The Children's Books Ireland Magazine, and Bookbird, the IbBy International magazine. Her books have won numerous awards and been translated into lots of languages, her favourites being Latvian, because it is so different, and Japanese, because it is back to front. Her husband, Roger Bennett, is a woodturner and teacher, and her son Matthew is almost grown up. Being her son didn't do him too much harm, he claims, but time will tell. Her book Sisters ... no way! won the Bisto Book of the Year award. Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe) won a Bisto Merit Award. Siobhan's next book, The Moon King, also won a Bisto Merit Award and was on the iBbY Honour List 2000, in Ireland's first year as a member of iBbY. Siobhan was Ireland's first Laureate na nOg (Children's Laureate) from 2010-2012.
    8th September 2016

    Miraculous Miranda

    A touching new tale of hope and miracles from the award-winning Siobhan Parkinson. I love Miranda and so will you... More

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    1st April 1993

    The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't

    Laurence is a leprechaun who has been small for 1100 years and is sick of it! He wants to be TALL. He wants to be cool. ... More

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    1st October 2000

    Call of the Whales

    Over three summers, Tyke journeys with his anthropologist father to the remote and icy wilderness of the Arctic. Each su... More

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    5th September 2013

    Spellbound: Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland

    Eight ancient legends of Ireland, told for younger children by an acclaimed Irish writer and reviewer. The stories are... More

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    3rd April 2014

    Alexandra

    Four very short stories about the everyday life of a little girl. Alexandra's adventures include changing her name, be... More

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    1st October 1993

    Amelia

    The year is 1914 and Amelia Pim will soon be thirteen. There are rumours of war and rebellion, and Dublin is holding i... More

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    1st May 1996

    Sisters ... No Way!

    Cindy, a with-it and cynical young teen, still traumatised by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father f... More

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    1st October 1997

    Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe)

    Beverley, a bit of a snob, cooks up a plot to visit the island off the coast. She manages to convince the somewhat cauti... More

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    5th May 2011

    Bruised

    How does bruising start; is it the booze, the neglect or the slap? For Jono, it's time to act. Julie's only little ... More

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    1st January 2002

    Animals Don't Have Ghosts

    The sequel to Cows Are Vegetarians . Sinead and Dara, Michelle's country cousins, come up to 'the big smok... More

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