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Posted by Tom, September 16, 2013

Mountains to Sea

Last weekend some Nosy Crows were at the Mountains to Sea festival in Ireland – and today we’re very pleased to have a guest post by Tom Donegan from Mountains to Sea, looking back on a fantastic series of events. All pictures © Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013.

Ireland’s Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival welcomed a flock of Crows to Ireland last weekend! MD Kate Wilson was invited to give a talk on the future of children’s digital publishing ’Reading the Future’, and take part in a related panel event- ‘Great Ad-app-tations: The Picture Book and Beyond’- discussing the cutting edge of children’s publishing … and what lies ahead.


Photo by Ger Holland © Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013

Meanwhile, Bearded Nosy Crow author Philip Ardagh was invited along to delight hundreds of school children with tales of his hilarious series The Grunts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler … and delight he did!

We like to take good care of our guests at Mountains To Sea and both Kate and Philip were warmly welcomed and well looked after. Philip, especially, was keen to sample some Irish specialities, names a few creamy pints of his favourite monochrome beer (it really does taste better over here!). Kate’s was more of a flying visit, but feedback from both events has been excellent and we’re very grateful to them both for attending.

So, as the sun sets on another successful Mountains to Sea, our eyes are already turning to 2015 (the festival is taking a break in 2014) and you’re all very welcome to join us next time around!

Thank you, Tom – we’re looking forward to returning next year! Here’s the first chapter of The Grunts all at Sea, the second book in The Grunts series.


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