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On Midnight Beach

On Midnight Beach

ISBN
9780571355594
Published
02/04/2020
9780571355594
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.

I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . .

Donegal, 1976

When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature . . .

But the fame and fortune the dolphin brings to their small village builds resentment amongst their neighbours across the bay, and the summer days get longer and hotter . . . There is something wild and intense in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.

'An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it' Sarah Crossan

'An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book' Eoin Colfer

In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . .Donegal, 1976When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature . . .But the fame and fortune the dolphin brings to their small village builds resentment amongst their neighbours across the bay, and the summer days get longer and hotter . . . There is something wild and intense in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.'An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it' Sarah Crossan'An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book' Eoin Colfer
  • Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

    Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is an award-winning Irish author/illustrator. Her books include The Sleeping GiantIzzy and SkunkHagwitch, There and Owl Bat Bat Owl. She lives in Wicklow with her writer/illustrator husband, Michael Emberley.

“An entirely compelling, yet beautiful novel that captures the essence of growing up. I loved it.”
- Sarah Crossan
“An instant classic. Fitzpatrick breathes modern magic into an ancient legend. A wonderful book.”
- Eoin Colfer