You’ve heard about Horrid Henry, now it’s time to meet Dónall Dana, as Horrid Henry has been named in the Irish-language version of Francesca Simon’s popular series of books, illustrated by Tony Ross.
Cló Iar-Chonnacht are publishing five new books in the Horrid Henry series in Irish this year and five more in 2017. The series has been translated to Irish by Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg, Caitlín Ní Chualáin and Marion Ní Shúilleabháin, all of whom are native Irish speakers and journalists with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Dónall Dána is horrid boy who loves doing unimaginable and horrible things. He throws food, he pushes, shoves and pinches.
This is the second book in the HORRID HENRY : DÓNALL DÁNA series and it has been translated to Irish by Gormfhaith Ní Thuairisg. It contains four short stories which are suitable for children aged from 7 to 10 years old both to read at home and for use as classroom readers.
In this book the girls have set up a secret club and they want to make sure that Dónall Dána doesn’t get in because he will ruin everything and eat all the biscuits! War breaks out when the girls institute a full ban on boys in the secret club and Dónall Dána comes up with a plan to get his revenge. But the girls have a few plans up their sleeves too!
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Books Ireland, Gift Guide, November / December 2017
Horrid Henry / Dónall Dána: An Club Rúnda:
I loved the Horrid Henrys when the children were younger so it is with a huge smile on my face that I welcome Henry le Gaeilge 'Dónall', no different to Henry but a little more mischievous.
Sa leabhar seo, tá Club Rúnda socraithe suas ag na cailíní agus tá siad ag iarraidh bheith cinnte nach mbeidh cead isteach ag Dónall Dana mar go mbeidh sé ag réabadh agus ag sciobadh na mbrioscaí ar fad. Nuair a chuireann na cailíní back iomláin ar bhuachaillí isteach sa gclub rúnda, éiríonn sé ina chogadh eatartha agus tá plean ag Dónall Dána lena dhíoltas a bhaint amach orthu!