A work of art - made and delivered locally
BOOKS of all kinds come my way from time to time but surely none better looking than the incredible ‘Mr Wisscoccally - Adventure in Thorn Wood’.
The book for young readers has been written by Ruth Campbell as part of a local team.
Vivienne Byrne did the remarkable illustrations and Beulah Print on Fair Street did the production.
Ruth will launch the book in Barlow House on Saturday October 13 at 3pm and you can pop along and get a signed copy.
The book will be accompanied by an audio CD, narrated by Ruth herself.
The whole idea for the book came in 2007 or 2008, Ruth explains.
She was looking after her grandkids, John and AJ when John asked her to draw a monster - the one in his head!
She duly obeyed orders and drew a host of images and even the name came up, Mr Wisscoccally.
‘Shortly after that I went to Nepal to do some voluntary work and it was there, in the town of Patan, outside Kathmandu that JC Summers and Mr Wisscoccally, at last, stepped out of the drawing and onto a page,’.
Ruth has dedicated the book to John Reay - that kid with the big imagination - Clare Reay, Clancy McQuillan and Vivienne Byrne.
Ruth lives in Clogherhead and this is her first children’s book.
She certainly has a stunning writing ability that appeals to children and hopefully this will be just the first in a series of adventures for JC Summers and the characters in the full colour production.
Vivienne is based in Drogheda and has exhibited her work nationally, but this is her first book of illustrations.
The music for the book came courtesy of Eric and Fran in Abbey Lane Studio.
This book is a must for young minds with a desire for discovery.
The cover of Mr Wisscoccally by Ruth Campbell
Ruth Campbell and Vivienne Byrne (right).