Growing up in Ireland each and every night Emma-Jane’s Mammy and Daddy told her a story about Johnny Magory.
Usually derived from whatever sort of harm and devilment she had got up to that day, whe couldn’t wait for bedtime to hear about what Johnny had done too!
This inspired her to write down a few stories and bring Johnny McGory to the next generation.
The aim of these books is simple; try and instil a love of Irish heritage, culture & nature into the children that read them.
The books are ‘Guaranteed Irish’ as they are written in Kildare, edited in Dublin, illustrated in Kilkenny and printed in Mayo. They have just been shortlisted for the CAP Awards 2017 ‘Best Junior Book’ category.
Johnny Magory – In the Magical Wild, was the first book published in the series about a six year old Irish boy, his dog Ruairi, and their exciting imaginative adventures.
Johnny Magory and the Game of Rounders followed next and is about Johnny Magory and his dog Ruairi sneaking off to have a brilliant game of rounders with his animal friends when he’s supposed to helping his Mammy and Daddy foot the turf!
The third adventure Johnny Magory and the Wild Water Race is about Johnny Magory and Ruairi having fun around the canals in Ireland and having an exciting boat race with their animal friends. Johnny’s little sister Lily-May is also introduced in this book.
Johnny Magory Books are official partners to CMRF Crumlin with €1 from the sale of every book going directly to the charity.
Illustrated by Kim Shaw , Kilkenny.
Edited by Aoife Barrett, Dublin.
Printed by KPS Colourprint, Mayo.
Please get in touch if you have any recommendations on another adventure for Johnny based on your own experience.
Click here to find out more on the books.