Storytelling that educates and explains real-life issues and challenges
Growing up in rural Ireland, storytelling was a major part of Martha Begley’s family culture, storytelling being used to educate and convey values. Storytelling builds empathy, creates a lifelong love of reading, improves language and listening skills, activates and empowers imagination.
Not surprisingly, Martha repeated the pattern with her own children but it was the restrictions imposed by the covid lockdown that prompted her to commit them to paper. In addition to being fun, facilitating important and/or difficult conversations and is the ultimate aim of the books she has written. This is how the Galway Fairytales series came into being.
The first, “The Merlin Woods”, describes how pigeons, squirrels, badgers, cats and dogs go through topics such as bullying, friendship issues, the difficulties of being in a team, finding the strength in others, persevering in friendships, homelessness, depression, concepts of family, honesty and much more, in light-hearted but engaging Irish stories.
The second, “The Merlin Fairy” series, will be released over the coming year. Book 1: Liam & Carmie. Apologies Matter! is already available.
Beautifully laid out, the stories come complete with discussion lists and fun facts.
Galway Fairytales collections come in individual books, in box sets, or as a compilation book. During Gift & Home there will be a special offer on the collections.
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