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On Midnight Beach

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Gripping, evocative and with a hugely engaging cast of characters, this is a stunning first young adult novel from a well-known Irish author/illustrator.

86 in stock

£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571355594
Date Published
02.04.2020
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

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

Sarah Crossan
Critic Reviews

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

Eoin Colfer
Critic Reviews

A gripping YA novel written with so much passion and heart the words practically beat on the page. A cracking read for older teens and adults alike.

Sarah Webb, Irish Independent
Critic Reviews

One chapter of this astonishing novel and shivers of joy are coursing down my spine

Amanda Craig
Critic Reviews

Sometimes you come across a book that ticks all the boxes in your heart. I loved this wonderful shapeshifter of a book. Masterful

Claire Barker
Critic Reviews

A beautifully written, poignant coming of age story

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Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is an award-winning Irish author/illustrator. Her books include The Sleeping Giant, Izzy and Skunk, Hagwitch, There and Owl Bat Bat Owl.

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