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Tir na n-Og awards 2021

This is the shortlist for the 2021 awards

Saesneg / English language

The Short Knife
Elen Caldecott

Mae'n 454OC, yr Ymerodraeth Rufeinig wedi cilio o Brydain a'r wlad ynghanol anhrefn yr Oesoedd Tywyll. Cafodd Mai ei diogelu hyd yma gan ei thad a'i chwaer, ond mae rhyfelwyr Sacsonaidd yn gorfodi'r teulu i ffoi i'r bryniau lle mae herwyr yn cuddio. A fydd Mai yn medru goroesi mewn byd lle gall siarad ei mamiaith arwain at farwolaeth a lle gall ymddiried mewn ceraint fod yn beryglus.


The Quilt
Valerianne Leblond

It is the year 454AD. The Roman Empire has withdrawn from Britain, throwing it into the chaos of the Dark Ages. Mai has been kept safe by her father and her sister, Haf. But when Saxon warriors arrive at their farm, the family is forced to flee to the hills where British warlords lie in wait. Can Mai survive in a dangerous world where speaking her mother tongue might be deadly, and where even the people she loves the most can't be trusted?


Where the Wilderness Lives
Jess Butterworth

An epic race for survival that follows four children and their dog through treacherous waterways, dense forests and the deep, dark wilderness of Wales. From author Jess Butterworth comes a beautifully written adventure story in a vibrantly described setting - perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell.


Oedran Cynradd / Welsh language primary

Ble Mae Boc
Ar Goll yn y Chwedlau
Huw Aaron

10 illustrated double pages, with each spread offering a chance to look for Boc, the little red dragon, who's hiding on each page. Children and paretns can also look for other things, and discuss and ask questions. A Welsh twist on the Where's Wally? books.


Mae'r Cyfan i Ti
Luned Aaron

A tender and sensitive bedtime story for a parent to present the wonders of the natural world to a child. We follow the whole day from dawn to dusk as we read about the wonderful world that awaits the child. The five senses are used as the medium to show the range of experiences found in the world of nature. English translation of the text inside back cover.


Sw Sara Mai
Casia Wiliam

Welcome to Sara Mai's world, where cleaning elephant droppings appeals much more than going to school, and where it's far easier to deal with the behaviour of a South African bear than her peers in Year 5. Be ready to laugh and cry with Sara Mai as she shares the ups and downs of her life with you.


Oedran Uwchradd / Secondary

Castell Siwgr
Angharad Tomos

A tortuous historical novel by experienced Welsh novelist. The story takes us to Penrhyn's magnificent castle and to the terrible plantations of Jamaica, as we follow the lives of two young girls, Dorcas and Eboni. This is a novel that attempts to get to grip with this shocking chapter in the history of mankind.


Manon Steffan Ros

Gwenno is dead - perfect, clever, beautiful Gwenno, who is popular with both swots and cool people. Her body was found in the slate mine, the police are everywhere around Bethesda, and everyone is looking for her. But they have no hope of finding her, as they have no idea what she was really like.


Rebecca Roberts

Rachel Ross spends much of her time outside school caring for her mother, who suffers from depression, and her younger sister; but the highlights of her week are the drama group sessions she belongs to. She feels safe there … a different experience to school, where she is bullied because of her disability.


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