Have twice the fun with a Johnny Magory 2 Book Bundle. Choose any two of our Guaranteed Irish rhyming children’s books.
- Johnny Magory in the Magical Wild
- Johnny Magory and the Game of Rounders
- Johnny Magory and the Wild Water Race
- Johnny Magory and the Forest Fleadh Cheoil
- Johnny Magory Joins the Irish Legends
- Johnny Magory and the Farmyard Féasta
- Ode to a Tomboy
Johnny Magory in the Magical Wild was the first book published in the series about the little boy who’s a few years old; usually good but sometimes bold! This book was inspired by Ballynafagh Lake which is beside where EJ lives… Truth be told, she thinks she owns the lake and spends time there every day. EJ wanted to capture the day-to-day imagination a child has to use when they spend the day playing outside. Be it in their garden, park or local playground, she believes the games and stories a child invents are incredible and should be encouraged
Johnny Magory and the Game of Rounders followed next. Johnny Magory and his dog Ruairi sneak off to have a brilliant game of rounders with all his animal friends; when he’s supposed to helping his Mammy and Daddy foot the turf! This was inspired by the Bog of Allen where EJ spent a large portion of her youth around her Nanna’s house with her cousins. They would jump bog holes for the day then would all line up in their Nanna’s garden as she hosed the bog mould off them! GAA Rounders was another huge part of EJ’s childhood and she wanted to encourage children to play the game.
The third adventure is Johnny Magory and the Wild Water Race. Inspired by the Grand Canal in Ireland. Johnny’s little sister Lily-May is introduced in this book and see’s Johnny having a boat race with his animal friends. The grand canal played a big role in EJ’s childhood; she learned to swim in it!
Johnny Magory and the Forest Fleadh Cheoil is the fourth story in the series and is illustrated by EJ’s childhood hero, Don Conroy. The story was inspired by Donadea Forest in Ireland which is a large deciduous, native forest. EJ wanted to capture and promote two important elements in this books; the Irish love of music and her own love of climbing trees!
Johnny Magory Joins the Irish Legends was written during the first lockdown of 2020. Emma-Jane virtually wrote the book with the help of her funniest, lifelong friend Sean Óg Moore from Prosperous, Co. Kildare. Sean was 11 at the time and having their weekly meeting kept them both motivated during a very uncertain time. The book is all about Ireland’s amazing legends and sees Johnny and the family heading off on a ‘staycation’ around Ireland to complete a mission: “To make sure Irish Legends have their stories heard”. Meet Fionn MacCumhaill, Queen Medh, Oisín and Niamh, Brian Boru and Finegas whilst visiting some of Ireland’s best-known heritage sites.
Johnny Magory and the Farmyard Féasta is the latest story in the series and sees Johnny and Lily-May help Granny and Grandad Magory with the annual harvest. Meet lots of native Irish farm animals such as Dexter cows, Connemara ponies and Galway sheep and have fun with the children as they prepare a farmyard féasta.
Ode to a Tomboy is a full colour picture book also written by Emma-Jane. This snappy rhyming and beautifully simple illustrated story explores what it predominately meant for a little girl to be called a Tomboy. It challenges the stereotype in a fun way and reassures children you don’t and shouldn’t have to tick certain boxes to fall into a label. This book will give reassurance to young girls who might be labelled a Tomboy already that it’s ok to enjoy and explore all aspects of their lives.
All of our books educate children on Irish wildlife and heritage, but in a super fun way!
Johnny Magory is a few years old, usually good… But sometimes bold!
Introducing children to Ireland’s beautiful and unique mammals, birds, amphibians and fish through our fun-loving characters.
Weaving our heritage into stories that they will remember.
Ultimately, making them want to go outside and explore… The way Emma-Jane’s Daddy told her the stories as a child!