Friday, March 9, 2012

DO FISH WEAR PYJAMAS? Wins its first award.


1 March was World Book Day and Mario Corrigan and David Butler picked up their first major literary award at Scoil Mhuire, Newbridge - the prestigious 'Fish-car' which rivals the Oscars of Hollywood was specially commissioned for the occasion to mark the visit to the school of author Mario Corrigan to discuss his book, Do Fish Wear Pyjamas? The Quest for the Great Book of Kildare, which was illustrated by Kildare born artist, David Butler.

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A wonderfully cratfed adventure story for boys and girls of 6-14 (but really of all ages) introduces the readers to the rich history and heritage of Kildare in a positive way. The author, teachers and children of Scoil Mhuire had a blast and we thank Brian and all his team for the great welcome. Hopefully we will see them follow suit with a publication of their own and indeed other schools through the county. The book was published by Kildare Library & Arts Services with the aid of 3rd class Scoil Bhride Naofa and Scoil na Mainistreach in Kildare Town.
The Fish-car Award
Mario with Mary Linehan and staff of Scoil Mhuire, Newbridge