The Irelandopedia Quiz Book

An Ask Me Questions Book

Author: Shauna Burke

Publisher: Gill & Company

ISBN: 9780717178636

Category: Ireland

Page: 176

View: 3231

A quiz books of facts, trivia, and unusual knowledge of Ireland, perfect for classrooms, long journeys, or simply learning up to impress your friends and family! Ages 10 and up.


A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge

Author: John Burke,Kathi Burke,Fatti Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717169382


Page: 96

View: 5466

This over-sized picture book takes armchair travelers of any age on an exciting adventure around Ireland as you've never seen it before.

Ask Me No Questions

Author: Marina Budhos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106907

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6121

"You forget. You forget you don't really exist here, that this isn't your home." Since emigrating from Bangladesh, fourteen-year-old Nadira and her family have been living in New York City on expired visas, hoping to realize their dream of becoming legal U.S. citizens. But after 9/11, everything changes. Suddenly being Muslim means you are dangerous -- a suspected terrorist. When Nadira's father is arrested and detained at the U.S.-Canadian border, Nadira and her older sister, Aisha, are told to carry on as if everything is the same. The teachers at Flushing High don't ask any questions, but Aisha falls apart. Nothing matters to her anymore -- not even college. It's up to Nadira to be the strong one and bring her family back together again.

Ask Me No Questions

Author: Marina Budhos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416903518

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 162

View: 3919

Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family.

Screw Everyone

Sleeping My Way to Monogamy

Author: Ophira Eisenberg

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580054390

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 9182

The stand-up comedian describes her fear of commitment and long-term relationships, recounting her humorous dating experiences and her meeting with her future husband, who changes her mind about marriage.

General Knowledge

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère

Publisher: Miles Kelly

ISBN: 9781848102705

Category: Children's questions and answers

Page: 104

View: 2446

This title is geared towards children aged 9-10 years and is built around the national curriculum. There are ten sections, containing fully illustrated picture clues, mini fact boxes and a wipe clean score card.

Gospel According to Blindboy

Author: Blindboy Boatclub

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717181001


Page: 304

View: 648

Sunday Business Post Book of the Year Blindboy Boatclub is one half of the Rubberbandits, Ireland's foremost satirist and now the talented author of a collection of brilliant short stories and visual art. Published to critical acclaim, his first collection is powered by big themes and even bigger ideas. There are stories about a van fuelled by Cork people's accents, Tipperary's first ISIS recruit, a sexually aggressive banshee and a fridge dragged heroically through the streets of Limerick. The Gospel According to Blindboy questions and challenges the complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Whip-smart, provocative and animated by his unmistakable dark wit, it is one of the most original collections of short stories to emerge in recent years. 'Mad, wild, hysterical, and all completely under the writer's control - this is a brilliant debut.' Kevin Barry 'There is genius in this book, warped genius. Like you'd expect from a man who for his day job wears a plastic bag on his head but something beyond that too. Oddly in keeping with the tradition of great Irish writers.' Russell Brand 'If you've ever witnessed (there's no other word for it) a Rubberbandits video you'll be anxious (there's no other word for it) to read this collection of short stories from one of the originators. I hesitate to use the word author as the experience is as close to reading a traditional short story as being burnt by a blow torch. Essential, funny and disturbing.' Danny Boyle 'One of Ireland's finest and most intelligent comic minds delivers stories so blisteringly funny and sharp your fingers might bleed. In language so delicious you can taste it, we're shown holy and unholy Ireland: a land of lock-ins, nettle stings, stone-mad Cork birds, gas cunts and Guiney's jeans. No one is safe - we all have the unmerciful piss ripped out of us and there's no escape from the emotional gut punches, expertly dealt.' Tara Flynn 'Demented, dishevelled and deeply surreal - Blindboy Boatclub's book will shock and delight.' Irish Independent 'It's not for the faint-hearted.' 'You won't be disappointed. It will take you to places unexpected.' Ryan Tubridy


Dispatches from a not so dead language

Author: Darach O'Séaghdha

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 178669185X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 4290

'Motherfoclóir' [focloir means 'dictionary' and is pronounced like a rather more vulgar English epithet] is a book based on the popular Twitter account @theirishfor. As the title suggests, 'Motherfoclóir' takes an irreverent, pun-friendly and contemporary approach to the Irish language. The translations are expanded on and arranged into broad categories that allow interesting connections to be made, and sprinkled with anecdotes and observations about Irish and Ireland itself, as well as language in general. The author includes stories about his own relationship with Irish, and how it fits in with the most important events in his life. This is a book for all lovers of the quirks of language.

Cows on a Farm

Author: Abbie Mercer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404280472

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9882

Introduces cows and their life on the farm, covering what they eat, their behavior, and the products made from their milk.


A Journey Through the Irish Language from Arán to Zú

Author: John Burke,Fatti Burke

Publisher: Gateway Books

ISBN: 9780717175543

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 1657

This breathtakingly exciting book discovers the Irish language as you've never learned it before! Fatti Burke's amazing illustrations and her father John's fabulous teaching bring the language alive with every turn of the page. A visual introduction to Ireland's language for young and old, you will learn your first thousand words, discover your culture and enjoy the fabulous quirks and features of your native tongue! Bringing a contemporary appeal to a classic subject, get ready to fall in love with your language. It's Irish as you've never seen it before! This is the third book from the bestselling father and daughter duo behind Irelandopedia and Historopedia, which have sold over 100,000 copies.

A Dublin Fairytale

Author: Nicola Colton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847177742


Page: 32

View: 6194

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin's most famous locations and landmarks!

Historopedia Activity Book

With Colouring Pages, a Huge Pull-Out Timeline Poster and Lots of Things to See and Do

Author: John Burke,Fatti Burke

Publisher: Gill & Company

ISBN: 9780717175734

Category: Ireland

Page: 32

View: 3509

A large-format children's activity book based on the people, culture, and history of Ireland. Ages 6 and up.

Tales from Old Ireland

Author: Malachy Doyle,Niamh Sharkey

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781902283975

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 95

View: 1445

Offers readers a collection of tradition Irish tales featuring characters of legend and lore.

The Ultimate Pub Quiz Book

More Than 10,000 Questions

Author: Roy Preston,Sue Preston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780975924

Category: Games

Page: 512

View: 7509

This superb book contains a wealth of fascinating information on a huge variety of subjects. There are hundreds of quizzes, divided by difficulty level and subject matter. Many are themed, along the classic lines of music, sport, geography, politics, entertainment etc. and many more. Pot luck quizzes are included. This book contains all you will need for setting your own pub quizzes, or for brushing up on your general knowledge before you try your next competition.

Kindling the Flame

150 Years of the Irish National Teacher's Organisation

Author: Niamh Puirséil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717179770

Category: Teachers' unions

Page: 336

View: 4596

The INTO emerged in 1868 as teachers across Ireland united to fight for their rights. Man or woman, Catholic or Protestant - all were subject to poor pay, dire conditions and no job security, banned from speaking publicly about their grievances and ignored by the Board of National Education. Against these obstacles, the INTO steadily grew in strength and influence to take on the Dublin-based education authorities that oversaw them, the London government that paid them and the priests who employed them Simultaneously, the organisation, which was non-political (neither nationalist nor unionist) and non-sectarian, negotiated the inevitable challenges that emerged in a country that was often split along national and religious lines. After decades of fighting campaigns against the British administration for recognition and decent conditions of employment, it had to do it all over again with governments in Dublin and Belfast. The INTO today is recognised as an influential and articulate voice for its members, advocating for teachers and high standards of education. In this finely researched and accessible account of multiple struggles over 150 years, themes of politics, class, gender and power are deftly interwoven to tell the fascinating story of the Irish National Teacher's Organisation.

Let's See Ireland!

Author: Sarah Bowie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847177315


Page: 32

View: 9001

Follow Molly's journey is this gorgeous picture book that is sure to delight adults and children alike! Molly, her parents, and her cat Mipsy tour Ireland and see all the main sights! Written and illustrated by the author. Locations include Dublin Zoo, Christchurch Cathedral, Temple Bar, Trinity College / Book of Kells, Cork City, Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway and many more!

Fiona's Luck

Author: Teresa Bateman

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570916438

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6995

A clever woman named Fiona must pass the leprechaun king's tests when she tries to get back all the luck he has locked away from humans.


An Almanac of Ireland's Animals, Birds, Insects and Plants

Author: Michael Fewer

Publisher: Gill Books

ISBN: 9780717169801


Page: 96

View: 9214

Open your eyes to the wonders of Irish nature.

Historopedia Quiz Book

An 'Ask Me Questions' Book

Author: Shauna Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717175741


Page: 60

View: 6515

Are you a human sponge? Do you thirst for facts, trivia and knowledge? If so, this is the book for you! Based on the hugely popular Historopedia by John and Fatti Burke, this Historopedia Quiz Book compiled by Shauna Burke will test your Historopedic knowledge. The book consists of ten quizzes each containing five rounds - perfect for classrooms, long journeys or simply swotting up to impress your friends and family!