Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Schools Event: BOOT! with Shane Hegarty   Thu 26th Mar 2020

Show time: 11am and 12.45pm
Admission: €3 per child. 2 teachers free per class

Meet BOOT, the small robot who embarks on a big adventure to find the little girl who may have lost, or, worse, discarded him.  Join Shane Hegarty (BOOT, Dartmouth series) for a special interactive event, where you can meet BOOT and his friends, brainstorm some ideas for robots of your own, and find out about the next installment of BOOT’s adventures.

Curricular Links: ART, PLC, SPHE, SE.

Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland’s most popular writers of children’s fiction, creator of the best-selling Darkmouth fantasy series, which began in 2015 and has four volumes so far: The Legends Begin, Worlds ExplodeChaos Descends and Hero Rising. To date, Hegarty’s work has been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016. Darkmouth is currently being adapted into a big screen animated film by Oscar-nominated director Douglas Sweetland and Moana Head of Story, Dave Pimentel. Before a fierce bidding war at Bologna Book Fair 2013 launched him on this path, Hegarty had been arts editor of The Irish Times, and before that, he worked in radio and the music business.

Age Suitability:                     2nd Class +

€3 per child. 2 teachers free per class

Duration: 60 mins, followed by book signing