SEVEN FOR TRIBES! New Releases From Tribes Press
Here's a big shout out of CONGRATULATIONS to local Galway publisher Tribes Press!
Tribes Press first opened its' doors and fired up its' presses just over a year and a half ago. By November 2018, Tribes had released three childrens books, all by Galway authors; Kapheus Fire by author and founder of Tribes Press; Onnie Piggles by author John Butler, illustrated by Galway illustrator Jay Penn; and Little Knitten, a picture book by James I Keogh, with bright and cheerful illustrations by Sarah Coyne. Releasing three high-quality, polished books in six months time was an impressive feat for a brand new publisher.
But this year, Tribes Press has outdone itself by releasing seven new books into the wild! All are out now and available from bookshops and on the Tribes Press website.
And here they are:
KAPHEUS SPIRIT (book 5 in the Kapheus series)
author: Marquerite Tonery
cover & interior illustrations: Fabrice Bertolotto
With lyrical, vivid storytelling, we are carried back into the fantastical world of light as a storm brews, shaking the very ground of both Kapheus and Éire. As both Elisa and Jamie reach a coming-of-age, they do so with much insight into the complex rises and emotional and thought patterns of their ages and concepts such as self-determination, loyalty, and destiny are brought to test. More mature, more complex, this carefully constructed world comes into a more incisive view; all wrapped up in an engrossing magical adventure tale that sets the imagination alight. Dream-like, intrepid and so, so satisfying. (full review on the Irish Books page.)
UNION OF WORLDS:DECEPTION
author: Kieran Ryan
cover illustration: Sally-Ann Kelly
From the first page, we are thrown into a unique and troubled world in the throws of galactic conflict. With fast pace, incredible action and palpable atmosphere, we explore space and strife with Daru and Lizzee, two orphans of Crade who find themselves sucked into becoming unwitting accomplices and on the run between worlds with renegade Prince Ory, guided by a wise-cracking AI navigator, Aye-Eye. This is classic-style science fiction fantasy as it should be; exciting, daring, full of thrills. (full review on the Young Adult Reads page.)
A FAIRYTALE WONDERLAND OF RHYMES
author: Lyn Maloney
illustrator: Sally-Ann Kelly
Poetry is so important in the world of a child, as is the presence of the fairy world. This extensive collection of poems is simply beautiful. Illustrated in exquisite colour with magical light and charm, each page draws you further into the fairy realm. This collection is a simply stunning addition that will enrich their understanding of books and stories, inspire a curiosity of nature and create a real enthusiasm for the possibility of fairyland. An extraordinary hardback collection of fairy poems; absolute enchantment awaits!
author: Maria Breen-Fahey
illustrated Béibhínn McCarthy
Everyone will love this laugh-out-loud story of happiness, puppy trouble and unexpected triumph, as we follow Sammy, a puppy of great character, as she brings joy and a bit of frustration to the residents of Bertsville. An excellent book to share with the little ones, or for those just learning the craft of reading. And the illustrations are really lovely; full of charm and singing with delights on each page. Sammy will capture your heart.
TROTTIE AND THE FARMYARD MYSTERY
author: A. B. Marsh
illustrator: Anne McMullan
THE TAPESTRY OF LIFE
author: Celine O'Donovan
cover illustrator: Béibhínn McCarthy