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Getting Storyshaped with Sadhbh Devlin

Season 1, Ep. 8

Today's podcast is a wonderful chat with the bilingual author Sadhbh Devlin, whose Irish-language picturebooks have established her as a leading light on the Irish kidlit scene. We get to know a bit more about the stories that shaped Sadhbh, including a book which is one of Susan and Sinéad's all time favourites, and we get to imagine how cool it would be to have a dad like Sadhbh's, who had a tab at his local bookshop! Come with us as we wander through Sadhbh's bookish life, and pick up a gem or two along the way.


You can find Sadhbh on Twitter @sadhbhdevlin or Instagram @sadhbhdevlin or her website: http://sadhbhdevlin.ie/


Books mentioned in this episode include Sadhbh's own:


Bí Ag Spraoí Liom, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Tarsila Kruse

Beag Bídeach, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Róisín Hahessy

Geansaí Ottó, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Róisín Hahessy

Amuigh Faoin Spéir, Sadhbh Devlin and illustrated by Brian Fitzgerald


Morning is a Little Child by Joan Walsh Anglund


Peepo by Joan and Allan Ahlberg


Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard


Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll


Alice Through the Needle's Eye by Gilbert Adair


The Borrowers by Mary Norton


The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Doll's House by Rumer Godden


Hounds of the Mórrígan by Pat O'Shea


The Battle Below Giltspur by Cormac MacRaois


An tOllamh agus an Luchóg by Tomás O' Toole and Pauline Cummins


Thirty-Two Words for Field by Manchán Magan


Scúnc agus Smúirín by Muireann Ní Chíobháin and Paddy Donnelly


Míp by Myra Zepf and Paddy Donnelly


Nóinín by Myra Zepf


Our podcast bookshop in Ireland is Halfway Up the Stairs: www.halfwayupthestairs.ie


In the UK, check out our storefront on: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Storyshaped. Disclaimer: If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookshops.

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