Dublin boy donating proceeds of books to charity

Tuesday 23 April 2013 19.54
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Joe Prendergast has just published his second book
Joe Prendergast has just published his second book
Proceeds from the sale of both books will be given to the Clinical Cancer Research Trust
Proceeds from the sale of both books will be given to the Clinical Cancer Research Trust

A nine-year-old boy is donating the proceeds from the sales of his two books to the Clinical Cancer Research Trust at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin.

Joe Prendergast, from Sandyford, made the decision after his father Geoff lost his five-year battle with the disease.

He wrote his first book, "The Great Fragola Brothers", in 2012.

A sequel, "The Great Fragola Brothers - The Twisted", has just been published.

The books tell the tale of two magicians, Paolo and Giuseppe Fragola, who become embroiled in a world of secret societies and dark magic.

Both titles are available as eBooks through the online publishing company Emu Ink.

Joe, who is a pupil at Holy Trinity National School in Leopardstown, writes every day.

He said he loves nothing more than sitting at his laptop with a "good milky cup of tea" to keep him company when writing.

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