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Molly and the Lockdown


by Malachy Doyle and Andrew Witson

‘A perfect story to encourage talk about the pandemic, mental health, wellbeing, and hopes for the future. Definitely a must for all classrooms and early years settings.’ It’s All About Stories

‘A lockdown hug in a book; hopeful, helpful, happy, reassuring and simply lovely.’ Fallen Star Stories

‘A welcome book and one brilliantly written and illustrated, this book should be in every school and home.’ My Shelves are Full

Molly and the Lockdown

Word reaches Molly of a new, and frightening, illness. Nobody’s allowed on or off her island, to stop it getting there. But Molly’s lovely dad is over on the mainland, selling fish. How will she cope without him?

Molly helps her mum with the cooking, with the ducks and chickens, with making masks… But then old Mary Kate falls ill and the virus reaches the island. What can Molly do to help? How will the islanders survive?

A great resource for people home-schooling, Molly and the Lockdown helps educate children about the challenging circumstances surrounding COVID-19, UKwide lockdowns and the vaccine, as well as providing a hopeful message for both children and adults.

About the Author

Malachy Doyle has over 100 children’s books published by leading English, Welsh and Irish publishers, from picture books to teenage novels. His work has been translated into 27 languages and he is a previous winner of the Tir na n-Og Award (Georgie), the Nestle Children’s Book Award (The Dancing Tiger), the English Association Award for Non-Fiction (Cow) and many other awards in the UK and USA.

Andrew Whitson is an award-winning artist and Belfast native who likes to be called Mr. Ando! He lives in an old house which is nestled discreetly on the side of a misty hill; at the edge of a magic wood, below an enchanted castle in the shadow of a giant’s nose. His house looks down over Belfast Harbour where the Titanic was built and up at the Belfast Cavehill where an American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber plane once crashed during World War II!

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 11 × 1.2 × 18 cm

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