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Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí

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Ireland
Written by: Bridget Bhreathnach
Illustrated by: Shona Shirley Macdonald
Publisher: Futa Fata

Nuair a bheirtear páiste do bhanríon na tíre, tá sí féin agus an rí an-bhuartha; tá cluasa capaill ar an bpáiste. An nglacfaidh muintir na tíre lena mac, Labhraí? An mbeidh sé in ann a rún aisteach a choinneáil ar feadh a shaoil, fiú nuair a bheidh sé féin ina rí ar an tír? Seanscéal é seo faoin misneach a theastaíonn uaireanta chun an fhírinne a insint, is cuma céard a cheapann daoine eile.

When the queen of the country gives birth to a child, she and the king are very worried; the child has horse’s ears. Will the people of the country accept her son, Labhraí? Will he be able to keep his strange secret all his life, even when he himself will be king of the country? This is an old story about the confidence that is sometimes needed to tell the truth, no matter what other people think.

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    About the Author

    Bridget Bhreathnach

    Faoin scríbhneoir

    Is údar agus colúnaí í Bridget a rugadh i Nua-Eabhrac is a tógadh i Ros Muc, i gConamara.

    Tá dhá leabhar dá cuid foilsithe ag Futa Fata: Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach a mhaisigh Steve Simpson agus Ní Mise a Rinne É! a mhaisigh Donough O’Malley. Tá a cuid leabhar aistrithe go Sínis agus Téalainnis agus tá fáil chomh maith orthu i nGaeilge na hAlban. Bronnadh Gradam Réics Carló, Leabhar na Bliana don Óige, ar Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí. Tá lucht leanúna mór ag Bridget dá colún ar chúrsaí teaghlaigh a fhoilsítear go seachtainiúil ar Tuairisc.ie

    About the writer

    Bridget is an author and columnist who was born in New York and reared in Ros Muc, in Conamara.

    Futa Fata have published two of her books: Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach illustrated by Steve Simpson and Ní Mise a Rinne É! illustrated by Donough O’Malley. Her books have been translated to Chinese and Thai and they are also available in Scottish Gaelic. The Réics Carló Prize, Book of the Year for Young People, was awarded to Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí. Bridget has a large following for her column on family matters published weekly on Tuairisc.ie

    Bridget Bhreathnach

    About the Illustrator

    Shona Shirley Macdonald

    Shona Shirley Macdonald

    Faoin maisitheoir

    Is i bPort Láirge atá Shona Shirley McDonald lonnaithe ach is as Albain ó dhúchas di.

    I measc na leabhar atá maisithe aici tá an t-urscéal grafach i nGaeilge na hAlban An Smutag Ghaisgeil, agus The Moon Spun Around, cnuasach filíochta le W.B. Yeats (O’Brien Press, 2016). Bhronn Rialtas na hÉireann cóip den leabhar ar Uachtarán Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá, Barack Obama, in 2017 le linn cuairte ar an Teach Bán Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Roghnaíodh íomhánna ón leabhar céanna do thaispeántas an Illustration Bienniel i mBratasláiv na Slóváice an bhliain chéanna. Bronnadh Gradam Réics Carló, Leabhar na Bliana don Óige, ar An Féileacán agus an Rí in 2020 agus ar Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí in 2021.

    About the illustrator

    Shona Shirley McDonald is based in Waterford but is originally from Scotland.

    Books she has illustrated include the graphic novel in Scottish Gaelic, An Smutag Ghaisgeil, and The Moon Spun Around, a poetry collection by W.B. Yeats (O’Brien Press, 2016). The Government of Ireland presented a copy of the book to the United States President, Barack Obama, in 2017 during a St. Patrick’s Day visit to the White House. Images from the same book were chosen for the Illustration Bienniel exhibition in Bratislavia in Slovakia the same year. The Réics Carló Prize, Book of the Year for Young People, was awarded to An Féileacán agus an Rí in 2020 and to Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí in 2021.

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