Foclóiropedia is the third book from bestselling father and daughter duo Kathi & John Burke, the team behind Irelandopedia and Historopedia, which have sold over 100,000 copies. Foclóiropedia has been nominated in the Children's Book Of The Year (Junior) category at this year's Irish Book Awards.
Subtitled 'A Journey Through the Irish Language from Arán to Zú', Foclóiropedia offers a unique visual introduction to the Irish language for young and old, and a handy primer for your first 1000 words as Gaeilge.
As potential Christmas gifts go, it's a winner.
Kathi 'Fatti' Burke is an Amsterdam-based illustrator. Her first book, Irelandopedia, won The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and Historopedia was nominated for the Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior) Award in 2016. Her favourite word in Irish is láimhíní.
John Burke is Fatti's dad. He is a retired primary school teacher and was Teaching Principal of Passage East National School from 1980 to 2009. He has taught all age groups during his career, but focused most of his teaching on the older classes. His favourite word in Irish is sceitimíní.