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Mucking About
Mucking About

Mucking About



192 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $5.99 (US $5.99) (CA $7.99)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9781912417223

Rights: US & CA

Little Island Books (Mar 2019)


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A fun romp through Early Christian Ireland following a boy who does not want to follow the path set out for him

We are in Ireland and it's an awfully long time ago. Centuries and centuries. The country is supposed to have gone Christian, but there's still magic in the air, druids in the forest, fairy music in the distance. Manchán's mother wants to make a monk of Manchán. Manchán most emphatically does not want to be made a monk of. He'd rather sing songs with his father, or go fishing with his friend, Pagan-of the-Six-Toes, or go charging through the forest with his pet pig, Muck, or go bare-back riding over the bog on the chieftain's mad ram, Balor. Anything fun or adventurous or magical, and absolutely nothing to do with turnips, penance, prayers, monks, and chanting. Poor Manchán! The more he mucks about having fun, the more his mother is determined to tame him.


"Ireland—but not as you know it. The funniest book you'll read this year." —Patricia Forde, author, The List

Author Biography

John Chambers is the author of Granny Samurai, Granny Samurai and the Brain of Ultimate Doomitude, The Monkey King and I, and The Seven Deadly Finns.