Bradan Press, 2020. 32 pages. Paperback.
Big Biorachan and Little Biorachan went out to pick nuts, but Little Biorachan wouldn’t stop eating them! Big Biorachan set out to teach his greedy friend a lesson, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences… This traditional Scottish Gaelic tale was once the most widely-known children’s story in the Gaelic world. The Gaels brought the tale with them from the Highlands of Scotland to Nova Scotia 200 years ago, and passed it down in oral tradition. Cape Breton Gaelic illustrator Emily MacDonald’s fresh and charming illustrations accompany the traditional text, reimagining the tale in 19th-century Cape Breton. The text is Gaelic-only.