Milly McCarthy is a Complete Catastrophe


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Milly’s class has won an All-Ireland Climate Action competition and are in with a chance of earning a coveted Green Flag award for their school. Best of all is the prize: a private tour of Fota Wildlife Park! Sure, what could possibly go wrong?

But from the moment Milly and her friends arrive, chaos and calamity ensue – and of course, Milly is totally not to blame for the butterfly breakout, the giraffe drama or the unfortunate incident on Monkey Island …

Could the school lose their Green Flag before it even arrives?


Leona Forde is a teacher from Bandon, County Cork. As part of the new Junior Cycle Course, teachers were offered workshops in a variety of arts disciplines and Leona used the opportunity to do a creative writing course. This book is the result. Leona is currently working on the sequel, Milly McCarthy and the Irish Dancing Disaster.


Karen Harte is an illustrator, comic creator and visual designer from Dublin. She has worked with a variety of clients such as Positive Period Ireland, Girls Rock Dublin, Fighting Words, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival and more. Her illustrations focus on playful visual storytelling and are informed by finding joy in the everyday.