Children’s Book Launch in Sligo Central Library
“Jumbo Joins a Gang” by local author Lionel Gallagher
Thursday 23rd June 2016 5.30 pm All Welcome
Sligo Author Lionel Gallagher has just published his third children’s book “Jumbo Joins a Gang”, completing his trilogy of Jumbo the elephant stories.
Lionel who lives in Ard na Veigh, Maugheraboy, says “he has always been writing.” His work was published in Force 10 and The Leitrim Guardian before he published a collection of short stories “Only a Rose and Other Stories” followed by his first children’s book “Jumbo Wants to be a Hippo.”
“I started telling stories to my grandchildren and they seemed to like them. I invented this character Jumbo, a young elephant. I had to come up with new stories so he was a bit older in the second book “ Jumbo Discovers Giraffeland,” and meets a friendly gang of giraffes and the zebra football team. In the latest book Jumbo is almost a fully grown elephant and joining up with the Rogue Elephants gang leads him into all sorts of trouble.”
The series are illustrated by Marina Wild from NUI Galway. The previous two books have sold well and Lionel is hoping this will prove to be as popular.
Lionel will read from his new title “Jumbo Joins a Gang” when it is officially launched in Sligo Central Library on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at 5.30pm.
All are welcome to attend this free event.