Win a Copy of Johnny Magory Joins the Irish Legends

Caroline Kelly

October 19, 2020

Emma Jane Johnny Magory

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Johnny Magory, the much loved Irish character, has a new book out: Johnny Magory Joins the Irish Legends. And to celebrate we have 4 copies of the kids book to give away!

The Johnny Magory book series based on the old Irish rhyme (“I’ll tell you a story about Johnny Magory. Will I begin it? That’s all that’s in it”) has been brought to life by author Emma-Jane Lesson.

In the latest book, Johnny Magory Joins the Irish Legends, Johnny visits heritage sites in each province with his sister Lily-May and their trusty dog Ruairi, driving about in Tizzy the Volkswagen campervan and enjoying the ultimate Irish staycation.

The new book, priced €10, has arrived just in time for Irish Book Week which takes place 17th to 24th of October 2020.

Kildare based author Emma-Jane Lesson says: “I’m so excited to launch the latest book in the Johnny Magory series. This new mission sees Johnny exploring each province, he’ll meet Fionn mac Cumhaill, Queen Méabh, Oisín and Niamh and Brian Boru and collect wooden puzzle pieces as he goes.”

For EJ, Johnny Magory is all about reconnecting families with Ireland’s unique and wonderful wildlife and heritage. She wants to inspire parents and children to connect with nature and to educate children globally on Irish heritage, wildlife and culture.

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Photography by Noreen Duggan

Other Books in the Johnny Magory Series

  1. Johnny Magory in the Magical Wild was the first book published in the series about the little boy who’s a few years old; usually good but sometimes bold! This book was inspired by Ballynafagh Lake which is beside where EJ lives.
  2. Johnny Magory and the Game of Rounders followed next. Johnny Magory and his dog Ruairi sneak off to have a brilliant game of rounders with all his animal friends; when he’s supposed to be helping his Mammy and Daddy foot the turf! This was inspired by the Bog of Allen where EJ spent a large portion of her youth around her Nanna’s house with her cousins.
  3. The third adventure is Johnny Magory and the Wild Water Race. Inspired by the Grand Canal in Ireland, Johnny’s little sister Lily-May is introduced in this book and see’s Johnny having a boat race with his animal friends. The grand canal played a big role in EJ’s childhood; she learned to swim in it.
  4. Johnny Magory and the Forest Fleadh Cheoil is the fourth and latest story in the series and is illustrated by EJ’s childhood hero, Don Conroy. The story was inspired by Donadea Forest in Ireland which is a large deciduous, native forest.

Photography by Noreen Duggan

The Prize

4 copies of Johnny Magory Joins the Irish Legends.

How to Enter

To enter, just fill in your contact details on our form below. We’ll choose the lucky winners and contact them by email after the closing date of Sunday 8th November.

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Published On: October 19th, 2020 / Categories: Competitions / Last Updated: January 12th, 2022 / Tags: /

About the Author: Caroline Kelly

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Caroline is a mum of 2 and when not busy working is usually found on a Camogie pitch! She loves sport, reading and spending time being creative with her kids.

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