Morgowr Ov – I’m Morgowr

Morgowr-Ov-CoverWinner of 2019 Holyer an Gof Publishers’ Awards for Children’s Books in Cornish and the Lien Kernewek Cup from the Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek (the Cornish Language Fellowship).

Cornish/English speaking CD included!

First sighted and reported in 1876, Morgowr (Cornish for ‘Sea Giant’) is believed to live in Falmouth Bay and Helford River estuary.

Morgower (a Plesiosaur) tells her own story of how her family survived the Cretaceous extinction of the dinosaurs and why she came to Cornwall.

This is the first Cornish/English bilingual book in the Morgowr series by Judy Scrimshaw.

The Morgowr books support the RNLI.

Gwelys ha derivys orth an kynsa prys yn 1876 veu Morgowr; y krysir bos Morgowr (‘Kowr an Mor’ yn Kernewek) trigys yn Pleg Mor Aberfala ha heyl an Dowr Mahonyer.

Morgowr (Plesiosaur) a dheriv hy hwedhel hy honan fatel dreusvewas hy theylu difeudhans Kalghek an arghpedrevanes ha prag y teuth hi dhe Gernow.

Hemm yw an kynsa lyver diwyethek  Kernewek/Sowsnek y’n kevres Morgowr gans Judy Scrimshaw.

Lyvrow Morgowr a re gweres arghans dhe’n RNLI.

Holyer an Gof Publishers’ Awards 2019

For the third year running local author of children’s books, Judy Scrimshaw secured a nomination in the section ‘Books for children of primary age’. But this year was so much more exciting as she also not only received a nomination in the ‘Books in Cornish for children’ section but went on to win the section and a cup. And I was lucky enough to be invited again to share the evening.
These awards are named after a Cornish publisher whose bardic name was Follower of An Gof, the historical blacksmith from St Keverne. The compère this year was Tiffany Truscott from Radio Cornwall who also interviewed Judy*
Judy was presented with certificates, signed by the Grand Bard, Elizabeth Carne (centre left), for the nomination of Morgowr and the Pirate-Eating Megalodon and for the nomination and winning with Morgowr Ov/I’m Morgowr. Both books are published by Granny Moff Books.
To cap an already exciting evening Judy, who has only been learning Cornish a few years, was surprised and delighted to win the Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek Cup (the Cornish Language Fellowship’s cup) for Morgowr Ov/I’m Morgowr. Morgowr was originally introduced in her first book, published in paperback in 2015, and reappears in this tale which is shown in both Cornish and English. There is even a CD that comes with the book, narrating the story in both languages and includes a short song. Terrific value for money.
We finished the evening celebrating in the pub and christening the cup with Cornish beer.
As Judy would say “Splann! Fantastic!”
Wendy Bailey Secretary to St Mawgan in Meneage PCC and The Meneage Messenger Editor

Morgowr Ov – I’m Morgowr