A work of art - made and de­liv­ered lo­cally

Drogheda Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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).

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