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Finn MacCool and the Giant's Causeway (Hopscotch Adventures) Paperback – May 2, 2009

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Malachy Doyle was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1954, and was named after a local saint. After obtaining an honours degree in Psychology Malachy taught, and worked in advertising before moving to a smallholding in Wales. \n \nIt was in Wales that Malachy first began to write and his first short story, Georgie Boy, won a prize in Ireland. He has since expanded upon this story and Georgie, his first young adult novel was published in 2001. \n \nMalachy also writes for younger readers, and often draws upon the fairy and folk tales of his childhood for inspiration. For Orchard Books Malachy has written Ugly Great Giant has been described as "A thrilling story of triumph over the ugliest, meanest giant ever!" The Children's Bookshow.

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Product Details

  • Series: Hopscotch Adventures (Book 28)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd (May 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074968562X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749685621
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,209,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Malachy was born in Ireland, went to college in England, brought up his children in Wales and has now returned to Ireland, where he lives on a tiny island off the coast of County Donegal.
After spells in advertising and as a special needs teacher, Malachy turned to writing children's books. He has now had over 70 published and has won many prizes, including the Parent's Choice Gold Award and the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award (for 'Tales from Old Ireland'), the Nestle Children's Book Silver Award (for 'The Dancing Tiger'), the Tir na nOg Award (for 'Georgie') and the English Association Award (for 'Cow').

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