A collaboration between Emma-Jane Leeson and Don Conroy.
Johnny Magory, his trusty dog Ruairi and his sister Lily-May have a magical adventure in a woodland setting with all their Irish animal friends.
They can’t believe their good luck when they learn the animals are having a Fleadh Cheoil (music competition) that day and join in the fun and frolics.
Johnny climbs the giant oak tree to sit beside the judge, Layla Barn Owl, but then realises he can’t get down.
Can Lily-May and Ruairi save the day?
Enter the competition to have your Little Explorer’s name used as an animal in the story. Click here to download the Nature Hunt.
Competition closes 28th June 2019.
Illustrated by legendary Irish artist and writer Don Conroy.
Available from August 2019.
Inspired by the astounding beauty of the trees and trails at Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare.
A word from the duo
Don says “I’m delighted to be associated with such a talented writer as Emma-Jane, who shares the same love of nature as I do. Her enthusiasm and energy are sure to awaken in young people an enduring interest in the outdoors. It’s a great pleasure for me to be working with her on her latest Johnny Magory book, bringing her characters to life in a fun and entertaining way.”
EJ says “Having the opportunity to work with my childhood hero (Don) is just a dream come true. He was such an inspiration in my life growing up and played a huge role in embedding my passion for animals and the outdoors. It really is just a dream come true, I’m so excited!”