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Peata Ruadh Series

Peata Ruadh is fed up waiting for his very first colourful beak. Peata decides to explore some very imaginative solutions to his impatience.  But he soon realises that nature will not be rushed. Creative ideas lead the reader to a natural process. 

The story of how a young puffin gets his coloured beak

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Peata Ruadh is fed up waiting for his very first colourful beak. Peata decides to explore some very imaginative solutions to his impatience. But he soon realises that nature will not be rushed. Creative ideas lead the reader to a natural process. 

Peata  Ruadh  realises that he is very hungry and needs to learn to feed himself. Peata Ruadh  does not have a fishing plan and doesn’t really know how to start fishing. Peata Ruadh enthusiastically tries anything to catch fish.

The story of how a young puffin learns to fish

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Peata Ruadh realises that he is very hungry and needs to learn to feed himself. Peata Ruadh does not have a fishing plan and doesn’t really know how to start fishing. Peata Ruadh enthusiastically tries anything to catch fish.

What a great adventure. Peata Ruadh is getting ready to leave everything he knows. Young puffins leave for the first time to spend the next 4 or 5 years out at sea. Older puffins make the yearly departure  to spend the winter at sea.

The story of how a young puffin goes to sea

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What a great adventure. Peata Ruadh is getting ready to leave everything he knows. Young puffins leave for the first time to spend the next 4 or 5 years out at sea. Older puffins make the yearly departure to spend the winter at sea.

Out at sea, Peata Ruadh meets puffins from all over the North Atlantic. The West coast of Scotland, Shetland, Iceland and Norway. He discovers environmental and cultural stories that are as relevant to the puffins as they are to people.

The story of a young puffin out at sea

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Out at sea, Peata Ruadh meets puffins from all over the North Atlantic. The West coast of Scotland, Shetland, Iceland and Norway. He discovers environmental and cultural stories that are as relevant to the puffins as they are to people.

Peata Ruadh in Norwegian

Translating the Peata Ruadh stories into Norwegian

Fiona Hulbert has been working with Ida Marie Carlsen, a Norwegian teacher, to translate the Peata Ruadh stories into Norwegian. This has been an exciting piece of work to ensure that the language used was accurate to the meaning of the original text and making sure that where there were rhyming poems in the text in English, the Norwegian translation also rhymed and worked as a poem! 

We Will Save the Sea

Fiona Hulbert has been collaborating with song writer Jens Andreas Carlsen, composer Stein Ivar Mortensen and performer Mathilde Oline.

A QR coded link to the wonderful song "Vi Vil Berge Havet", " We Wil Save The Sea" has been created and can be found on the inside back pages of each Norwegian book.  This has given the books an added dimension increasing the impact of eduction and environmental messages in a fun and captivating way. 

The link to this song is also available through Skerries Publications website found in the menu button How can we help puffins?

The Norwegian books will be on the web site soon.

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