Isle of Man ABC

© Gemma Hjerth  |  Isle of Man ABC

CELEBRATE OUR ISLAND!

with Isle of Man ABC

M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC is an informative, interactive and wonderfully illustrated picture book by Gemma Hjerth and Kim Gee - all about the Isle of Man!

It appeals to young children, early readers and Isle of Man enthusiasts, from near and far away. 

Scroll down to LISTEN to the Manx translations and songs!

With thanks to Isle of Man Arts Council and Year of Our Island for Financial Assistance, and to Culture Vannin for the Manx Gaelic translations.

Matching Gifts include: pin badges, posters, gift wrap, greetings cards, tote bags, tea towels, coasters, magnets, keyrings, mugs, money boxes, collectors tins, lunch boxes, pencil cases, postcards and reward stickers!

COMING SOON! The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activity Book will be published in November 2019.

Please Contact Us for author visits, bulk orders and custom product enquiries.

 

PEEK INSIDE!

Take a peek inside M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC

 

GIFTS

Imagined and designed on the Isle of Man, and printed here or just across the water in England, the Isle of Man ABC gift range includes:

Our celebratory PICTURE BOOK: M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC

COMING SOON! The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activity Book


The full ISLE OF MAN ABC design on: postcards, greetings cards, posters, tea towels and double-sided tote bags

‘M is for MANX CAT’ pin badges, magnets, keyrings, collectors tins, coasters and placemats, pencil cases, enamel mugs and lunch boxes

‘L is for LOAGHTAN SHEEP’ magnets and tote bags

‘F is for FAIRY BRIDGE’ and ‘X is for eXTRA LEG’ coasters, magnets and keyrings

JOYFUL greetings cards and Christmas card (great framed!) and gift wrap featuring a selection of Kim Gee’s wonderful illustrations from the book 

For more images please follow @isleofmanabc on Facebook and Instagram.

Isle of Man ABC Wall Poster
Framed Manx Flag Illustration
Isle of Man ABC Reward Stickers
Isle of Man ABC Gift Wrap
Framed Manx Cat Face
Isle of Man ABC Greetings Cards (front)
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STOCKISTS

Isle of Man ABC books and gifts are available from Gemma Hjerth at pop up events/by collection and from:


ONLINE

Bridge Bookshop

Manx National Heritage

Presence of Mann


NORTH

Bridge Bookshop, Ramsey

Ramsey Sweet Shop, Ramsey

The Tide, Ramsey


EAST

JJ Ribbons, Laxey

Lexicon Bookshop, Douglas

Manx Museum, Douglas

Mostly Manx, Douglas

Riley's Garden Centre, Braddan

The Book Company, Douglas


SOUTH

Bridge Bookshop, Port Erin

Gaslight Gift Shop, Castletown


WEST

Dovecote Tearooms & Gift Shop, Kirk Michael

House of Mannanan, Peel

Manx Wildlife Trust, Peel


MIDDLE

Close Leece Farm, Patrick

The Mill Shop, Tynwald Mills, St John’s


If you are a retailer, charity or organisation who wishes to order our products in bulk, please get in touch!

 

ABOUT GEMMA & KIM

Gemma Hjerth, Author and Publisher

GEMMA HJERTH

Author and Publisher

A Ramsey girl, born on the Isle of Man, Gemma Hjerth (née Webb) is an experienced marketer and project manager. She published M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC, The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activity Book and the Isle of Man ABC gift range, to express her love of the Island and all things Manx. 


www.projectgem.im

Kim Gee, Designer and Illustrator

KIM GEE

Designer and Illustrator

Born in New York, Kim Gee is a talented graphic designer, illustrator and artist, who has made the Isle of Man her home. She expertly and patiently translated Gemma’s visions and imaginings into the wonderful artwork in the Isle of Man ABC range.


www.kimgeestudio.com

 
 

Follow these links to sing along to the songs in 'M is for Manx Cat!' and to have a go at Manx Dancing!

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MANX DANCE LESSONS

Learn the Manx Girl’s Jig and other dances in these Manx Dance Lessons videos by Culture Vannin.

MANX NATIONAL ANTHEM

To listen to the Manx National Anthem by WH Gill (first and last verses), performed by Caarjyn Cooidjagh for Culture Vannin, please play Track 29 above

Albert Tower Image

RAMSEY TOWN

Listen to Ramsey Town, arranged by WH Gill, performed by St Thomas' School in the Manx Folk Awards 2017

Laxey Wheel Image

THE LAXEY WHEEL

Listen to The Laxey Wheel song by Stuart Slack, performed by Mannin Folk

Wren Image

HUNT THE WREN

Listen to Hunt the Wren, arranged by WH Gill, performed by Staa

SPEAK MANX

Visit the Learn Manx website for even more online Manx Gaelic learning resources!

 

THIS IS AN ISLE OF MAN ABC:

TO CELEBRATE OUR ISLAND, FAIR AND FREE.

Mm is for Manx cat, with no tail to chase,

Zz is for zZZEEEOOowm! - a TT bike race!

Dd is for dancer, a smile on her face,

Yy is for yachts, that sail at some pace!

Learn about letters, play Hunt the Wren,

practise Manx songs that we sing now and then.

Explore the gems of the Isle of Man,

speak Manx Gaelic - you certainly can!

Manx culture, heritage, wildlife too,

a book of true treasures, especially for you.

 

GET IN TOUCH!

For bulk or custom orders, feedback, product suggestions, and 'author visit' requests, please do get in touch!

Gemma will get baaaa-ck to you soon!

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