Got Talent - Young Illustrator’s Exhibition

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Life of PiDuring January, children between the ages of eight and twelve were invited to send in illustrations for their favourite book to Rathmines Library.

There were many wonderful drawings and paintings submitted, and staff had a hard time making a choice, but in the end the winner was Alice Lenehan  with “The Sky of Pi” (we loved the title), an illustration for the book The Life of Pi. Special mention must also be made of Coco O’Driscoll’s illustration of Michael Morpurgo’s book, Sparrow. And given the wide age range involved, we thought it only fair to give an extra prize in the under ten category. The winner here was Max Egan for his illustration from The Salmon of Knowledge legend, called The Catch.

The Sparrow by Coco O'Driscoll The Catch by Max Egan

A big thank you is due to all the teachers from the local schools who were so enthusiastic about involving their classes in the project.  An even bigger thank you is due to the 200+ children who presented us with their take on so many of our favourite characters, from Captain Underpants  to Heidi, from Gangsta Granny   to Harry Potter, from the Midnight Gang to Little Women. This slide show gives a small selection of the talent on display; if you would like to see more, drop in to Rathmines Library before 28th February, when the exhibition ends.

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