Nicola Colton has put a Dublin spin on the well known fairytale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Fiona is the little girl in this story with a sick Granny. Fiona must go to the Moore Street market. She must buy the ingredients her Granny needs to make ‘a special witches brew’ and bring them to her to get better.

However, this journey is not as simple as it sounds. Dublin is full of interesting characters from the Fairytale world. Who is watching Fiona as she travels through the beautifully illustrated streets of Dublin? Who will she meet? Can she be brave?

Follow Fiona on this modern Dublin Fairytale adventure, as she sets out for Granny’s house.

By Kyna Rushe, teacher in Naul NS, Naul, Co. Dublin

A Dublin Fairytale” by Nicola Colton, published by O’Brien Press, is now on sale for €12.99 (hardback) and €9.99 (paperback)

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Pressfree of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review