Granuaile: The Pirate Queen
Learn about Ireland’s original rebel girl in this exciting new series of inspirational Irish lives
In an exciting new series of books for children, John and Fatti Burke go deeper into the lives and subjects first introduced in Irelandopedia, Historopedia and Foclóiropedia.
This first book focusses on Granuaile, the daughter of a great trader and sea captain, Eoghan O’Malley of Mayo. Living in a castle on Clare Island 500 years ago, Granuaile spent her childhood on the sea in boats of all shapes and sizes. Granuaile’s parents wanted her to do what other girls did, to be a good girl and get married and settle down. But Granuaile had other ideas…
This superb illustrated book on this historic icon and fearless leader is a must to begin every child’s collection of inspiring Irish lives.
About the Author
Kathi Fatti Burke is a Dublin-based illustrator, a member of the Irish Guild of Illustrators and the Association of Illustrators (UK), as well as an Irish trivia obsessive. Map-making has been a prominent feature in her work, a trademark that she has become known for in Irish illustration circles. Her first book, Irelandopedia,won the Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and was a national bestseller. She lives in Dublin.
John Burke is Fatti’s dad. He is a retired primary school teacher and was Teaching Principal of Passage East National School from 1980 to 2009. He has taught all age groups during his career, but focused most of his teaching on the older classes. He has always had a special interest in environmental studies and local history. He is a board member of Waterford Teacher’s Education Centre and Secretary of Barony of Gaultier Historical Society. He has been an office holder with Waterford GAA and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. He was not born in the Middle Stone Age, New Stone Age or even the Iron Age (despite what Fatti says), but was in fact born in 1946. He lives in Waterford.
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