Marie Louise Fitzpatrick » Award-Winning Irish Writer and Illustrator

The Sleeping Giant


Off the coast of Ireland there lies an island. It looks just like a giant sleeping in the sea.
What if it really is a giant – and what if, one day, the Sleeping Giant wakes up?

Winner of a Bisto Merit Award, 1992
Special anniversary edition out now – Wolfhound Press



‘Absolutely perfect.’ Robert Dunbar, The Gay Byrne Radio Show

‘A gem…Fitzpatrick’s lovely watercolour illustrations are filled with funny, quirky details and match the text perfectly.’ The Irish Times

‘A delightful, satisfying, highly recommended story which will see many a young child to trouble free sleep in the years to come.’ Clodagh Corcoran, Books Ireland


Publisher: Originally published in HB by Brandon, Ireland 1991, PB by Wolfhound, Ireland, 1997