When Galway 2020 thought about making a book set in the Capital of Culture for young readers, the obvious person to write it was Galway’s own Patricia Forde.
Patricia’s story is about a little girl who visits the strange and mythical island of Hy Brasil, off the west coast of Ireland, but then follows her heart home to Galway. Publisher, Little Island came on board with Galway 2020 and invited illustrator Nicola Bernardelli to bring a magic touch to the book.
To the Island is an enchanting story, beautifully illustrated, that families from Galway, Ireland and beyond will treasure. It’s now available, in English and Irish, on the Little Island website, and from all good bookstores.
Written by Patricia Forde
Illustrated by Nicola Bernardelli
Published by Little Island