Across an Open Field: Stories and artwork by children from Ireland and Northern Ireland about the Decade of Commemorations 1912–1922

Across an Open Field: Stories and artwork by children from Ireland and Northern Ireland about the Decade of Commemorations 1912–1922
12.00

Ireland’s first history book written and illustrated by children.

From global and national happenings to local events and family stories, children across Ireland reveal amazing accounts and personal insights into Ireland’s past.

Product Description

Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone.

This publication demonstrates the commonality, humanity and concerns of our nation, all written and drawn by children.

– Paul Fields, Kilkenny Education Centre

‘It’s strange the way things haven’t changed in my family in a hundred years. My granny uses the same language as Charles wrote in his letters home: “My Darling May.”’

May, Northampton N.S., Kinvara, Co. Galway

Additional info

‘Across an Open Field’ is published by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership in association with Kilkenny Education Centre (representing the Association of Teacher Education Centres in Ireland) and the Education Authority, Northern Ireland.

Recommended age: 8-12

A Kids’ Own Publication
1st Edition (2016)

Paperback: 100 pages, full colour
ISBN: 978-19024330732

100% of proceeds support children’s participation in the arts

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