To the Island

LOCATION Galway City and County
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 Bernadelli 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 will be available in May 2020 and to celebrate, a series of events will take place in libraries and public spaces where we’ll rediscover the power of islands – real and imaginary.

Written by Patricia Forde
Illustrated by Nicola Bernadelli
Edited by Little Island

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