We can finally announce our new book, and thank the incredible contributors who made this project a reality! 📔 🥳💪
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since Natural World Publishing started inviting the first writers and illustrators to the most ambitious book project we’ve published so far.
‘Wild Wonders, an anthology of short nature stories for children’, was brought to life by a group of talented writers and illustrators who possess a special gift — the ability to view the world through the eyes of our most curious children, finding magic and meaning in the beautiful outdoors and the creatures who call it home.
‘This is a gorgeous gem of a book that casts a warm, kindly gaze on the ordinary miracles of the natural world.’
Sara Keating, Children’s Book Reviewer, The Irish Times
We extend our deepest thanks to the following remarkable writers (in order of appearance in the book):
Muireann Ní Chíobháin,
E. R. Murray,
Their captivating stories have enriched the pages of ‘Wild Wonders’, creating a timeless collection of heartwarming tales that both children and adults will cherish.
Our gratitude also goes to the incredibly talented artists and illustrators (in order of appearance in the book):
Their stunning artwork brings the stories to life, captivating readers and inviting them into a world of wild adventures and gentle life lessons.
‘This beautiful anthology will instil in children a love and appreciation of the nature that surrounds us in our everyday lives.’
Trish Hennessy, Halfway up the Stairs Children’s Bookshop, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Gina McCrudden once again showcased her exceptional talent as the book’s editor, just as she did with previous publications by Natural World Publishing. Her keen editorial insights and dedication to refining the manuscript have undoubtedly elevated the overall quality of this book.
In addition, Rachel Piercey played a vital role in poetry editing, with regard to the few stories written in verse. Her poetic expertise and a keen eye for detail ensured that the lyrical pieces were polished to perfection, adding a special charm to the book.
We would like to express our special appreciation to Sarah Webb for her captivating introduction, and Pádraic Fogarty for the thoughtful postface, which add an extra layer of depth to this beautiful anthology.
Massive thank you to the Arts Council Ireland who helped us financially with this book – I hope they’ll see it as money well spent 🙏 #ArtsCouncilSupported
This book wouldn’t be the same without our printer – L&C Print Group from Poland – we're so grateful they could print the books for us.
💚 Thank you all for making this book happen – it’s been a true pleasure working with you 💚
💫 ’Wild Wonders, an anthology of short nature stories for children’ will be in available in Irish bookstores from the 2nd of Nov 2023, but you can pre-order your copy anytime here.