The Great Castle of Marshmangle by Malachy Doyle

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What are sandcastle stompers? where would you find a wooden hill? what would you do with a brainbox banana? who is Pickpocket and how does Soggadrop save the day? A rhythmic romp with words in which a small boy discovers that his grandaddy is a most remarkable man.

About Malachy Doyle

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Malachy Doyle is the author of many award-winning picture books. His book Tales from Old Ireland was named a 2000 Parents Choice(r) Gold Award and also received the Irish Bisto Award. He writes full time, apart from visiting schools or escaping into the mountains, and his books are available in eleven different languages. Malachy has been married for 22 years and has three children: Naomi, Hannah, and Liam. He lives in Wales.
Published March 18, 1999 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Gently funny, this will have young readers talking the language, but they’d do well to find the original and learn about saving “High Topper Mountain” from “hot cockalorum.” Hess’s illustrations are bright and colorful, with interesting perspectives and just enough whimsy to bring smiles.

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