Ullchabháin ÓgaWalker Éireann, an imprint of Walker Books, has recently teamed up with Foras na Gaeilge to bring readers four of their best picture books created by some of Ireland’s foremost book makers, in Irish. This book is called Ullchabháin Óga (Owl Babies) by Martin Waddell. It is the story of three young owls, Sorcha, Peadar and Dónall, sitting in a tree in the forest, waiting anxiously for Mommy Owl to come home. It has been translated by well-known author and illustrator Gabriel Rosenstock.

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Martin Waddell is a master storyteller for children and has over 220 published titles to his name, selling in excess of 20 million copies around the world. His picture books have sold over 18 million copies with Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear and Farmer Duck both winning the Smarties award. He was also the winner of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen award in 2004. He lives in Newcastle, Co. Down. This book is available to purchase HERE