Handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated ... [Children of the Rising] adds depth, colour and perspective to the picture that is being drawn of the Rising ... An important and timely book
This book performs a really important service: it humanises the most vulnerable casualties of that week in April 1916 ... This painstaking approach allows [Duffy] to provide us with not just the riveting stores of the children, but the family and social environments in which they lived
This [book] is special - not the work of a professional historian but of someone passionate that these forgotten children are remembered. Duffy recreates their stories vividly, but his great achievement is not to claim these victims for any cause or either side, but to reclaim them purely - and as - themselves.
Children of the Rising is a handsome production, vivid with archive photographs, keen with historical detail and written by Duffy with passion and pace
[Children of the Rising] stands out because it's more than a book, being a public monument to hitherto forgotten casualties ... Duffy's unblinking focus on the human cost of the "glorious revolution" has deservedly struck a chord.
Brilliantly researched and beautifully illustrated, Duffy's book is clearly a labour of love
The 1916 book most likely to leave an indelible impression on the public mind, and for the better, is Joe Duffy's Children of the Rising