Isle of Man ABC Books

CELEBRATE OUR ISLAND

with Isle of Man ABC

Enjoyed by young children, early readers and Isle of Man enthusiasts, M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC and The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activity Book by Gemma Hjerth and Kim Gee, are informative, interactive and wonderfully illustrated. 

They bring the Isle of Man to life through simple verse, joyful images and educational activities.

HOME LEARNING!

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With thanks to: Isle of Man Arts Council and Year of Our Island for Financial Assistance, to Culture Vannin for the Manx Gaelic translations and audios, and to Culture Vannin, Bridge Bookshop and Dark Avenue Film for the animated film.

Matching Gifts by Isle of Man ABC include: pin badges, posters, gift wrap, greetings cards, tote bags, tea towels, T-shirts, coasters, magnets, keyrings, mugs, money boxes, postcards and reward stickers!

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

 

LISTEN & LEARN

Settle down with Gemma Hjerth as she reads M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC in English and Manx Gaelic.

See if you can spot the little wren - and join in with the Manx translations!


This wonderfully animated video was produced by Dark Avenue Film and filmed in the children's corner at Bridge Bookshop in Ramsey in 2020 as a #treisht2020​ project for Culture Vannin.

 

SPEAK MANX!

Can you say the Manx Gaelic phrases from M is for Manx Cat? Our favourite is Wiggynee - Vikings! What's your favourite?

With thanks to Culture Vannin for Manx translations and audio recordings.

Visit Learn Manx for more Manx Gaelic learning resources!

 
 

SING & DANCE!

Sing the songs in 'M is for Manx Cat!' and have a go at Manx Dancing!

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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

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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.

SPEAK MANX

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

 

COLOURING PAGES

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.

Here are some colouring pages for you to download, print and colour in. 

Send a photo of your efforts to @isleofmanabc for your chance to win a copy of The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activity Book!

 

PEEK INSIDE!

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

Cc is for Castle Rushen, Dd is for Dancer

Cc is for Castle Rushen, Dd is for Dancer

Gg is for Great Laxey Wheel, Hh is for Horse Tram

Gg is for Great Laxey Wheel, Hh is for Horse Tram

Mm is for Manx Cat, Nn is for Niarbyl Cottages

Mm is for Manx Cat, Nn is for Niarbyl Cottages

Y is for Yachts, Zz is for zZZEEEOOowm!

Y is for Yachts, Zz is for zZZEEEOOowm!

 

GIFTS & SOUVENIRS

Spread the joy of the Isle of Man!

A gift from the colourful Isle of Man ABC gift range will brighten their day.


Imagined and designed on the Isle of Man. Made locally or in England in small quantities.

The Isle of Man ABC range includes:

  • Our celebratory picture book: M is for Manx Cat! An Isle of Man ABC

  • The entertaining companion: The Isle of Man ABC Colouring and Activity Book

  • Isle of Man ABC posters, tea towels, tote bags, greetings cards and postcards

  • Coasters, magnets, keyrings, pin badges, enamel mugs, tote bags, T-shirts, greetings cards and postcards featuring your favourite characters and landmarks from The Isle of Man ABC

  • Ceramic money boxes, tea towels, gift wrap and coasters featuring our unique Manx Icons pattern

 

STOCKISTS

Picture books, colouring books and gifts/souvenirs by Isle of Man ABC are available from:

ONLINE

Isle of Man ABC (Collection only)

Presence of Mann

Bridge Bookshop

Manx National Heritage

Quirky.im

Buymagsdirect.co.im


NORTH

Bridge Bookshop, Ramsey

Ramsey Sweet Shop, Ramsey

The Tide, Ramsey


EAST

Isle of Man Steam Packet Ferries

JJ Ribbons, Laxey

Lexicon Bookshop, Douglas

Manx Museum, Douglas

Mostly Manx, Douglas

Riley's Garden Centre, Braddan

Sea Terminal, Douglas 

The Book Company, Douglas


SOUTH

Bridge Bookshop, Port Erin

Castle Rushen, Castletown

Gaslight Gift Shop, Castletown


WEST

Dovecote Tearooms & Gift Shop, Kirk Michael

House of Mannanan, Peel

Manx Wildlife Trust, Peel


MIDDLE

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 and the founder-owner of Isle of Man ABC.


Gemma 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. 

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Kim Gee, Designer and Illustrator

KIM GEE

Designer and Illustrator

Born in New York, Kim Gee is a talented freelance graphic designer, illustrator and artist, who has made the Isle of Man her home.


Kim expertly and patiently translated Gemma’s visions and imaginings into the wonderful artwork in the Isle of Man ABC picture book, colouring book and gift range.


www.kimgeestudio.com

 

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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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.

 

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