You’ve heard about Horrid Henry, now it’s time to meet Dónall Dána, as Horrid Henry has been named in the Irish-language edition 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 a horrid boy who loves doing unimaginable and horrible things. He throws food, he pushes, shoves and pinches.
This is the fifth book in the Horrid Henry: Dónall Dána series and it has been translated to Irish by Marion Ní Shúilleabháin. It contains four short stories which are suitable for children from 7 to 10 years old both to read at home and for use as classroom readers.
Dónall Dána loves money. He loves counting money. He loves holding money. He loves spending money. There is only one problem. Dónall Dána never has any money. His money box is empty and his parents only give him 50c a week pocket money. Dónall Dána decides that this isn’t fair and he comes up with his very own get-rich-quick scheme.