April 15, 2017 Jennifer Farley

Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song) Book

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Book Cover illustrated by Tarsila Kruse.

Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song). Songs and Rhymes of four seasons. Written by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and illustrated by Tarsila Kruse, Christina O Donovan, Brian Fitzgerald and myself (Jennifer Farley). Published by Futa Fata.

Each illustrator was responsible for creating pictures for songs and rhymes for a different season. I made the pictures for winter. Some of which you can see below. This was a wonderful project to work on and the resulting collaborative book is beautiful.

The book has been shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards.

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The title spread of the winter section of the book.

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Mummy deer looks on as baby dreams about Santa on his sleigh.

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A walk on a wild and windy day.

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The animals sleep and dream in winter.

The book is available to buy in good bookshops and also from the Futa Fata website here.

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Jennifer Farley

Jennifer Farley is an Irish illustrator, designer, and author. She creates colourful, retro-inspired characters for books, maps, print, web, advertising and promotional events. Jennifer is also a design instructor and has been teaching Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and InDesign for nearly 15 years.