Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior)

Shortlisted 2022

The Great Irish History Book by Myles Dungan

The Great Irish History Book

By Myles Dungan, illustrated by Alan Dunne

Join historian Myles Dungan as he guides you through the history of our amazing island. Take a historical trip back in time to visit the ancient celts, sail away on a famine ship or join the 1916 rebels in the GPO. Discover leaders, thinkers and fighters and learn how our ancestors lived and worked in forts, castles and cottages. The latest book in the Gill Books series of important topics tackled by experts, this engaging history introduces Ireland’s most significant people, history and culture to readers of all ages. With clear text and bright illustrations, this book is for anyone who wants to understand more about Ireland, its history and its people.

About Myles Dungan, illustrated by Alan Dunne...

Myles Dungan is an author and broadcaster for RTÉ, currently presenting The History Show on RTÉ Radio 1 since 2010. He has written several history books for adults, including Irish Voices from the Great War, How the Irish Won the West and Four Killings. This is his first for children.

Alan Dunne is an Irish visual artist and author who has created illustrations for comics, picture books, postage stamps, museums, and heritage projects. Before becoming an independent artist, he worked as a designer for RTÉ television and currently lectures at the National College of Art and Design.

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