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On Midnight Beach

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by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021.

In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.

‘An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it’ Sarah Crossan

‘An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book’ Eoin Colfer

On Midnight Beach

I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . .

Donegal, 1976

When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature . . .

But the fame and fortune the dolphin brings to their small village builds resentment amongst their neighbours across the bay, and the summer days get longer and hotter . . . There is something wild and intense in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.

About the Author

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is a writer and illustrator based in Dublin. As an author she is something of a shape-shifter, creating children’s books across various genres and age groups. She has won four Children’s Book Ireland Book of the Year Awards and her books include The Sleeping Giant, Izzy and Skunk, Hagwitch, There and the silent picturebook, Owl Bat Bat Owl.
On Midnight Beach is her first novel for Young Adults and is published by Faber & Faber,

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 3.8 × 19.7 cm