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The Man Who Rode His Bike With His Shirt Off

The Man Who Rode His Bike With His Shirt Off

Author: Chrissy Milner / Illustrator: Julia Ashby-Smyth

Pages: 64 Size: 10cm x 8.50cm Hardback ISBN: 9781911177616

6.95

A lavishly produced fascinating story about a cyclist called Eddie who rides around the Isle of Man on his bike, visiting places of interest and meeting the local people.

Richly illustrated throughout by local artist Julia Ashby-Smyth, often depicting iconic Manx scencery.


Jetmalew and the Magic Tree

Jetmalew and the Magic Tree

Author: Vikki Orwin

Pages: 33 Size: 21cm x 30cm Paperback ISBN 9780993339332

6.99

In this fourth book in the series, Jetmalew and his friend Pincer-Peel the Lobster find a magical tree which takes them back to a time long ago. With the help of a Viking it is here that next Jetmalew adventure begins. Will Jetmalew and his friends win the Viking boat race?

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this would be ideal for children of primary schoool age.


M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC

M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC

Author: Gemma Hjerth & Kim Gee

Pages: 32 Size: 25cm x 20cm Paperback ISBN 9781916039209

7.99

This book is an informative, interactive and wonderfully illustrated celebration of Our Island and will appeal to young children, early readers and Isle of Man enthusiasts from near and far away.

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a colourful, digital illustration of an Isle of Man icon, a rhyming couplet and a Manx translation and pronunciation.

The book also features:
A full page of Manx Gaelic translations and pronunciations, provided by Culture Vannin (with sound files of these to listen to at www.isleofmanabc.com)
Four Manx Songs (the Manx National Anthem, The Laxey Wheel Song, Ramsey Town and Hunt the Wren)
Two pages of interesting facts about the Isle of Man
Lots of Three Legs of Man to count!



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The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activty Book

The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activty Book

Author: Gemma Hjerth & Kim Gee

Pages: 32 Size: 25cm x 20cm Paperback ISBN 9781916039216

7.99

This is the follow-up to the M is For Manx Ca book and it re-uses the same imagery but for the reader to colour in themself. The book is aimed to be both educational for learning the alphabet, creative with the colouring in whilst learning about and exploring the Isle of Man through the book's different activities.

Hunt around our island and complete the treasure map. Choose how to colour the Manx cat's face or add patterns to the biker in the TT race. Record your memories of a smoky train ride and write "Hello Little People" on the note inside. Practise your letters, play Hunt the Wren, match Manx words to their pictures and then create your own alphabet book.




The Magic Tunnel

The Magic Tunnel

Author: Edith Quaggin

Pages: 34 Size 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177388

5.99

Ant and Bee are the two replica steam engines at the Great Laxey Mine Railway who fool around in their shed one night and end up travelling back in time through the magic tunnel (the present-day tunnel still used by the Railway). They talk to one another about the miners and going into the mine to transport the lead ore to the washing floors where women and children work outside in dirty conditions. The story ends when the engines come back to the present-time.

The book is part-fact and part-fiction, is beautifully illustrated throughout by the author and has parallel texts in both Manx Gaelic and English


Jinny the Witch and the Magic Tunnel

Jinny the Witch and the Magic Tunnel

Author: Edith Quaggin

Pages: 34 Size 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177562

5.99

This book is set on the eve of Hop-tu-Naa when Jinny the Witch and her cat, Tabitha, have a transport systems failure with her broomstick and land unceremoniously on the roof of Ant and Bee's engine shed in the middle of the night. Wasp, the battery-power electric engine, is also woken up and the three engines try to solve the problem of where to find a new broomstick for Jinny to continue on her travels. Obviously, this involves the Magic Tunnel.

Beautifully illustrated throughout by the author and with parallel texts in both Manx Gaelic and English


Ffynlo, Patch and a Magical Manx Half Term

Ffynlo, Patch and a Magical Manx Half Term

Author: Susie Heckles Illustrator: Julie Roberts

Pages: 52 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback

9.95

****SORRY, THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK***

This beautifully illustrated story tells of two children who are bored and unhappy leaving their home and friends in England to visit an elderly relative in the Isle of Man.Their experience is turned around with the help of Patch, an elderly farm dog and Ffynlo a Loaghtan sheep. Patch uses his ingenuity to win the children around whilst Ffynlo who has been given the magical power of human speech by the faeries, tells them stories and anecdotes about the Isle of Man, its culture and ancient language.

Intrigued by what they hear, the children want to learn more. They encourage their father to take them on visits to different parts of the island to teach them about Manx history and folklore.

The children's mother is amazed in the sudden change in her children's attitude but their father isn't surprised at all, "the island is beginning to work its magic!" he says knowledgeably.


Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway Vol 3: The Really Big Surprise

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway Vol 3: The Really Big Surprise

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060211

5.95

The trams of the Manx Electric Railway are looking forward to celebrating their 125th birthday. Lots of special things are planned to mark the occasion but there is going to be one really big surprise. However the trams drivers won't tell them what it is going to be and so Sven, the Number 7 tram, tries to find out.


Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway Vol 2: Stick to Safety

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway Vol 2: Stick to Safety

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060204

5.95

Pam the Paddlebox Tram used to be a green but had been repainted in red just like most of the other trams. She didn't like it at all. The Safety Staff was also red. Red was rubbish! When Pam broke the rules trying to be different she got everything muddled up and Tina the Trailer had to help make things safe again.

This book is beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour.


Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway Vol 1: Something on the Line

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway Vol 1: Something on the Line

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060198

5.95

'Peep! There's a Dinosaur in the line - pass it on'

When Timothy Twenty told Twain about the Dinosaur, the youngest of the trams of the Manx Electric Railway has to be brave and venture into Dinosaur country. The trams of the MER have been trundling up and down their line for 125 years, but nothing like this had ever happened before. How will they get back on track?

This book is beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour.


A Manx Day Out

A Manx Day Out

Author: Marion Forrest Illustrators: Marion Forrest, Rita Hattersley, Jean McCabe & Lynda Warren

Pages: 18 Size: 21cm x 15cm Paperback

4.99

***SORRY, THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK***


Join Buddy, Millie, Meg & James, the friendly shire horse that pulls the Douglas Horse Trams, on their travels around the Isle of Man.

This is a delightfully illustrated childrens story that visits the Fairy Bridge, Port Erin, Peel and Ramsey amongst the destinations. The illustrators are a group of ladies form an art class at the University College of the Isle of Man.


Isle of Man Fairy Tales

Isle of Man Fairy Tales

Author: Gran'ma Flannery & Illustrated by Julia Ashby Smyth

Pages: 17 Size: 20cm x 20cm Paperback ISBN: 9781907945090

4.99

Gran'ma Falnnery wrote these stories for her own grandchildren based on her love of Manx myths and fairy tales.

Beautifully illustrated by Julia Ashby Smyth, these light hearted stories will entertain young and old alike


Jetmalew and the Secret Cave

Jetmalew and the Secret Cave

Author: Vikki Orwin

Pages: 34 Size: 21cm x 30cm Paperback ISBN 9780993339325

6.99

In the latest in the beautifully illustrated Jetmalew series of children's books, Jetmalew was riding his motorbike around the Isle of Man searching for his friend Pincer-Peel, a baby lobster. Will Jetmalew and his friends rescue Pincer-Peel from the priates and save the treasure?


Jetmalew's Futher Island Adventures

Jetmalew's Futher Island Adventures

Author: Vikki Orwin

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 30cm Paperback ISBN 9780993339318

6.99

On the Island at Fairy Bridge, Jetmalew is dreaming of another exciting adventure, With his strong friend Muscle Marown and the prettiest shell on the Island, they visit the gardens with the big waterwheel. On this day the funfair has just arrived. This is where Jetmalew's further Island adventures begin.....


A Young Manx History

A Young Manx History

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 60 VSize: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060136

8.95

Did you know that Mann was once ruled by a dwarf?
Or that the monks of Rushen Abbey had their own fleet of ships?
Or that the first human flea in Britian was discovered on the Isle of Man?

This book gives a whistlestop tour of all the important bits of Manx history (as well as some which are fascinating for all the wrong reasons).

With lots of colour cartoon illustrations throughout, this history book will interest children of all ages. Adults may enjoy it too....!


Yn Gruffalo - WRITTEN IN MANX

Yn Gruffalo - WRITTEN IN MANX

Author: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Pages: 30 Size: 21cm x 27cm Paperback ISBN 9780957182516

6.99

This is the popular children's classic tale published in Manx Gaelic with all its original colourful artwork. The publication has the added attraction of a CD inside its back cover with the story read in Manx Gaelic by Annie Kissack.


Neen y Ghruffalo - WRITTEN IN MANX

Neen y Ghruffalo - WRITTEN IN MANX

Author: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Pages: 30 Size: 21cm x 27cm Paperback ISBN: 9780957182561

6.99

This is the popular children's classic tale published in Manx Gaelic with all its original colourful artwork. The publication has the added attraction of a CD inside its back cover with the story read in Manx Gaelic by Annie Kissack.


First Thousand Words in Manx

First Thousand Words in Manx

Author: Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright

Pages: 64 Size: 23xm x 31cm Paperback ISBN 9780995711402

8.00

This book provides a treasury of learning opportunities. It is an exciting picture book for pre-readers, a valuable practice book and spelling guide for beginner readers and writers, and a highly effective vocabulary builder for Manx language learners.

The illustrations are full of lively details giving children lots of things to enjoy spotting and to talk about.

In this latest edition, words and pictures have been updated to reflect changes in everyday life.


First Hundred Words in Manx

First Hundred Words in Manx

Author: Heather Amery & Stephen Carter

Pages: 34 Size 30cm x 23cm Paperback ISBN 1870029283

4.99

This book is wonderful for getting children started in the native manx language. Above every large picture there are clear illustrations of each word, with the Manx word underneath. This encourages direct assodciation of the Manx word with the object, makintg it easy to remember


Everyday Words In Manx

Everyday Words In Manx

Pages: 48 Size: 30cm x 23cm Paperback ISBN 1870029291

6.00

This book is a bright and lively Manx wordfinder, containing over 500 simple words.

The book is designed to help you expand your Manx vocabulary in an enjoyable and fun way. Each familiar object has a Manx label, encouraging immediate association of word and object so that even beginners can enjoy learning new words.

At the end of the book there is a Manx/English dictionary which covers all the words and includes an easy to use pronunciation guide


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