• A Wheely Big review!

    22 February 2021

    There was a short and sweet video review of Cirque Du Freak recently, by a young man called Noah over on a Facebook page called Our Wheely Big Journey, which is about about the ups and downs of...

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  • There’s treasure in them thar wigwams!

    21 February 2021

    Lockdown is challenging for all of us, but it can be especially difficult if you have you children. The Shan clan are fortunate -- since we live in the countryside, we're able to do quite a lot...

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  • Febe Wouters INKtober part 1

    20 February 2021

    I recently finished sharing all of the Inktober drawings by a fan called Amity Lee, but she wasn't the only Shanster who took on the Inktober challenge. Another was Febe Wouters, who drew...

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  • Limerick Library

    19 February 2021

    Limerick Library recently asked me if I'd film a short video, recommending one of my favourite books to their younger readers. I was more than happy to comply, and pumped for The Machine Gunners,...

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  • The Mystery of the Missing Legs

    18 February 2021

    The Mystery of the Missing Legs.


    That sounds like the title of some surreal Agatha Christie novel, doesn't it?!? But in actual fact this is far stranger than anything the famed mystery author...

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  • Presentation College storyboards

    17 February 2021

    First Year students at Presentation College, Wexford, in Ireland, have been studying Cirque Du Freak this year, and some of them created storyboards inspired by the book. I think they did a great...

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