Johnny Magory Book Review and GIVEAWAY…

Have you heard the story about Johnny Magory?

The Adventures Of Johnny Magory is a range of children’s books by Irish Author Emma Jane Leeson. They’re illustrated, edited and printed in Ireland and are proud members of ‘Guaranteed Irish’. 

The story follows 6 year old Johnny Magory and his dog, Ruairi, as they embark on different adventures which usually land him in a little bit of trouble with his Mammy. 

Emma Jane got the idea for her books from stories her own parents would tell her as a child – usually from whatever mischief she’d gotten up to herself that day!

There’s three books available so far. 

Johnny Magory in the Magical Wild. This was the first book published and follows his imaginative adventures. 

Confessions of an irish mammy Johnny Magory

Johnny Magory and the Game of Rounders is next following Johnny and Ruiari’s game of rounders with their animal friends. 

Confessions of an irish mammy Johnny Magory

And then Johnny Magory and the Wild Water Race. Johnny is 7 in this book and enjoys a boat race on the canals. His little sister Lily-May is introduced in this book. 

Confessions of an irish mammy Johnny Magory

The stories are wonderfully Irish, with some brilliant Irish phrases which I love about them!

You’ll find things like “That’s grand”, “Sure look it” and my favourite “You put the heart crossways in me!” 

The illustrations are lovely, and the stories – which are in rhyme – are just nice and simple, a little boy out using his imagination.. 

My kids – both boys – are 8 & 6 and loved them. They’ve been our bedtime stories every night this week so far, and they’ve asked if there will be any more Johnny Magory books – hopefully there will be.. 

I’ve checked prices on their website which you can look at here, and they’re very reasonable! They’re currently on their site for €7.99 each, €15.00 for 2 or €20.00 for all 3. You can also see their stockists here


C O M P E T I T I O N     T I M E 

Now, would you like to win a set of all 3 books for your own kids? 

I have a set to giveaway to one lucky winner. 

Simply like Johnny Magory on Facebook 

Like Confessions Of An Irish Mammy on Facebook 

Leave a comment below!

That’s it!! Competition is open to ROI only and a winner will be picked Thursday October 26th at 8pm. BEST OF LUCK! 





  1. Andrea Rigley

    October 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Would love these for my little boy Jack ❤️

  2. Tracey Shortall

    October 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Fantastic prize! Would love to read these with my 6 year old!

  3. Anne Marie O Connor

    October 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Fab prize, my kids would love it.

  4. Jacinta

    October 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Fab books my son would love these

  5. Kellie Grace

    October 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Gorgeous books! Liked both pages.

  6. Niamh O'Callaghan

    October 20, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I’d love to win these for my little boy as bedtime stories will be part of the bedtime routine & I want to get him interested in reading as early as possible

  7. Fiona Collins

    October 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

    My little 3 year old reader would adore these ❤️

  8. Cherell Brett

    October 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Would absolutely love to win these for my kids! I love to read and would love to have some Irish childhood inspired books to read to them. Fantastic prize! Fingers and toes crossed x

  9. Sandra Curley

    October 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Would love to win there for my little boy Luke. My dad used to say this rhyme to me and my brothers when young-

    “Will I tell you a story?
    About Johnny Magory?
    Will I begin it?
    Well that’s all that’s all that’s in it!

    Would love to read these stories about Johnny Magory to my little boy

  10. Orlagh Murphy

    October 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

    My 5 year old would love these Johnny Magory books. So lovely to have stories that tell tales of the character from one of my favourite children’s riddle!

  11. Noeleen murphy

    October 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Would love to win these books for my 2 boys age 4 and 6

  12. Adiena Devlin

    October 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Great to see, our girls would love these 😉

  13. Avril glavin

    October 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Would love this for my two 5 and 6

  14. Sinead

    October 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Yes please
    My toddler is a real bookworm

  15. Carolina Fernandez Garcia

    October 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Liked and shared on Facebook. Would love to win this for my children xx

  16. Danielle

    October 20, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Such lovely books

  17. Nicola Daly

    October 20, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Awww! Brilliant competition! My little girl (6) would love these. She’s a little book worm at the moment. These would be perfect for her ❤️

  18. Leanne Leonard

    October 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

    My 7 year old would love these for the Irish words and phrases especially. He changes words like ‘Mum/Mom’ to ‘Mam’ and ‘store’ to ‘shop’ etc. when he’s reading. He says books always use the wrong words 🙂

  19. Elodie

    October 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Great prize, I would love to read these stories to my daughter!

  20. Maeve Diamond

    October 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    What lovely books!! Would love these as a stocking filler for my son Adam!

    1. Confessions Of An Irish Mammy

      October 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Congrats Maeve you’re the winner! Check your inbox! 😉

  21. Suzanne kelly

    October 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Absolutely adore these beautiful books, i have my very own ‘Johnny Magory’ esque little 6 year old boy who is a bookworm and would love these to add to his collection. X

  22. Maria McCarthy

    October 20, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Beautiful looking books. They are going on the Christmas list. My little girl has just learned to read and I know she will enjoy them with her little brother.

  23. Vanessa Downes

    October 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    My kids would love these (6,4 &3) we read every evening before bed and now my 6 yo has began these looks like they would really entice him more ❤️❤️

  24. Carol doherty

    October 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Would love these for my 5 year old. He loves bedtime stories and is starting to read words himself

  25. Louise Levingston

    October 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Would love these for my two little girls. The 6 year loves to read to her younger sister.

  26. Sarah Gaughan

    October 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    My parents would often tell me stories about Johnny Magory too , I would love to win for my son who I know would love them and I’d love to show them to my parents too as I know seeing them would put a smile on their faces too.

  27. Sinéad Hayes

    October 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Both pages liked and fingers crossed to be a winner

  28. Catherine Cardiff Walker

    October 20, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Fabulous prize, supporting reading and Irish products, lovely to add to our bedtime stories.

  29. Nadine Mooney

    October 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Brilliant idea!!!

  30. Amanda farrelly

    October 20, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    all done great prize x

  31. Jamie O'Neill

    October 21, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Great prize I would love these for my little boy

  32. Siobhan moore

    October 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Yes please

  33. Trudy collier

    October 21, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My Mam always used to say ‘will I tell you a story about Johnny Magory’ when we were small. I’m so delighted to see a real book! I think Santa might deliver some of these to my little boy this Christmas.

  34. Aisling Treacy Cárdenas

    October 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    My 4 year old would love to win these. He loves to get lost in an adventure story at bedtime!

  35. Hilary

    October 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Great prize, my boy would love these at story time x

  36. Bea

    October 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I would love those books for my kids. They sound like great books.

  37. Rachel

    October 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Absolutely fabulous set of books. Would love to win for my two kids. They would be thrilled if I won and would cherish this amazing set!

  38. Fiona

    October 21, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    They are already on the Christmas “wishlist”!

  39. Pamela

    October 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    They look great. Would love to win these.

  40. Catherine

    October 22, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Would love them for my girls, eldest loves books

  41. Edel

    October 22, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Would love to win these for my little princess Saoirse xx

  42. Lillian

    October 22, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Fab prize for my little ones 🙂

  43. Lorraine

    October 26, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Fabulous prize, I love giving books as presents and now I have my own little one….born 24th Oct and this would get the baby library started!!

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