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Children’s Stories From Ballyyahoo

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two donkeys walking illustrating children's stories from Ireland's magical town of BallyyahooIntroducing a whole new series of children’s stories about the magical world of Ballyyahoo.

Ballyyahoo isn’t just a beautiful little Irish town.

It’s packed with fun and surprises – like mad donkeys and Squawk-birds and there might even be a real live witch!

IRELAND’S BEST-KEPT SECRET

Now, you probably would like to visit this special little town, but they don’t call Ballyyahoo Ireland’s best kept secret for nothing.

You see if towns could be shy, then Ballyyahoo would be the shyest town there ever was.

baby donkey illustrating children's stories from Ireland's magical town of BallyyahooLong ago, the Ballyyahooians took a special Ballyyahoo oath never to reveal the whereabouts of the town to strangers and you can never break a Ballyyahoo oath.

Never mind, because there is another way to meet the people of Ballyyahoo and that’s through the stories of Ballyyahoo.

If you like to read stories there are lots of children’s stories about Ballyyahoo.


CHILDREN’S STORIES

 THE WITCH OF BALLYYAHOO

A funny children’s story from Ireland’s Ballyyahoo. Introducing Biddy, the crime-fighting witch.

One day, Gerry finds a witch’s stone with a hole in it.

In the hole is a tiny screen and Gerry is shocked to learn that something terrible is going to happen in Ballyyahoo.

A desperate criminal is about to commit a desperate crime.

This is a terrifying crime that starts with a big knife, a big burglar, and just might end in murder.

Gerry desperately tries to stop this crime from happening, but he realizes he’s all alone.

If anyone ever needed a witch in Ballyyahoo, it was now. But is there really a witch in Ballyyahoo?


BONKERS IN BALLYYAHOO

Gerry Mac and his cousin Kevin are so bored, they’re bored being bored.

In Ballyyahoo, boredom usually means one thing – trouble!

Trouble is Kevin’s middle name.

Once he let an army of spiders loose in the local pub and another time he put cockroaches on the bread counter at Kelly’s shop.

One day Kevin’s mother gives him a computer.

She thinks it will keep him out of trouble but all it does is give Kevin ideas, and Kevin with ideas is worse than Kevin being bored. 

Soon the people of Ballyyahoo are going to learn just how much worse Kevin can be.


THE LITTLE BOOK OF SWINGING ON A GATE

Like his cousin, Kevin, Gerry Mac gets bored.

He’s very lucky that he loves swinging on a gate because he can’t find anything else to do. 

Gerry Mac hates it when grown ups get ideas because they usually involve him getting off the gate and doing some work.

So when his mother gets the idea to make him do a hard day’s digging in old Paddy Plant’s garden it’s no wonder Gerry wants to run away. 

But then something shocking happens to old Paddy Plant and there’s nobody around to help except Gerry.

Gerry has to act fast – to save the day but will he be in time?


THE REAL HALLOWEEN

Sean loves Halloween, and he loves ghost stories. He reads them every single night by torchlight.

But, one night his mother catches him and bans him from reading any more scary stories. Sean is angry, really angry.

He starts running.

And he keeps running – even though there’s no street lights in Ballyyahoo, even though it’s pitch black outside, and even though it’s Halloween.

He runs until he ends up at his Grandad’s house.

You see, Sean isn’t scared of anything, at least not until his Grandad tells him the scariest story he’s ever heard.

Sean’s family has been keeping a secret.

A terrifying secret!

The secret of an Uncle he never knew he had, and the scary secret of a haunted well! 

This is one Halloween Sean will never forget!


CHRISTMAS IN BALLYYAHOO

Christmas is a special time of year and it’s even more special in Ballyyahoo.

This year, Christmas in Ballyyahoo was going to be the best one ever, until Santa and Rudolph turned up on Christmas Eve.

Santa and Rudolph were not all they appeared to be – they were a pair of vicious villains!

Those two wicked robbers have no intention of wishing anyone a happy Christmas, especially not anyone from Ballyyahoo.

The only thing this Santa and Rudolph want to wrap up for Christmas is Kevin and Gerry.

There’s only one person can help them and that’s the wonderful Witch of Ballyyahoo.

But, can she save them in time? And, can she really fly?


MAGGIE MANY CATS AND THE CAT THE FLEW IN THE WINDOW

 ALL PROFITS FROM THIS BOOK GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING GREYSTONES KITTY HOSTEL

Maggie-many-cats is a funny story about a crazy-cat-lady who lives in a house full of cats in the magical Irish town of Ballyyahoo.

Maggie is a nice friendly sort who gets on with everyone. All except her neighbour, Biddy.
One day, Maggie gets a visit from a strange cat.
Everyone knows cats can’t fly but Maggie sees this cat flying through the air.
Poor Maggie thinks this mysterious cat is either magic, or she’s going completely and utterly bonkers round the bend
You see, this isn’t any ordinary magical and mysterious cat. This cat has power, magical power.
But the cat isn’t the only one with magic power and soon Maggie learns the strange truth about Biddy – she is not what she seems.

NOTE TO PARENTS

The Kindle versions of these children’s stories include links to the website.

So your child can learn more about nature and wildlife as well as read more stories about the characters and creatures of Ballyyahoo.

Ballyyahoo – encouraging children to love nature.

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