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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

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Slithering stoorworms, mischievious brownies, fierce kelpies and magical selkies these are the creatures of Scottish folklore. Award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin has collected the best-loved tales from all over Scotland. Retelling each in its own individual style, she presents funny tales, moving stories, and enchanting fairy tales. Soar with the goshawk, dive ...more
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Floris Books
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Chicco Padovan
Jan 21, 2014 Chicco Padovan rated it it was amazing
La scrittura mi sembra buona, la fiaba migliore è quella del drago in copertina, ha un lieve tocco ironico che apprezzo sempre. Le illustrazioni di Kate Leiper, il grande formato, l’impaginazione del testo, in ogni caso, valgono da sole l’intero volume. Questo è quello che io chiamo un libro di fiabe! Un grande albo in cui perdersi e sognare. Consigliatissimo a tutti gli amanti di fiabe illustrate.
Lucy
Dec 30, 2014 Lucy rated it liked it
11 stories, some familiar and some new to me. Well told, nicely illustrated. Each story has an introduction about the story or its origin. There is a glossary for less-familiar terms, like gloaming, guid-wife, kelpie, and reivers.
Stories are: The wee bannock - The water kelpie -- The goshawk and the brave lady - Whuppity stourie - The shepherd's dog - Rashie coat - The selkie of Sanday - The eagle and the wren - The brownie of Ballharn Hill - The Dragon Stoorworm and the boy called Assipattle -
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Thitirat B. Luu
Oct 07, 2015 Thitirat B. Luu rated it it was amazing
Best book!! The way they told the stories were very beautiful also exotic illustrated in all pages. It's very memorable. The kid will definitely enjoy reading this book.
Mary Dignam
Mar 19, 2014 Mary Dignam rated it it was amazing
Excellent collection of Fairy Tales Illustrations are brilliant great bedtime fairy tales for your children or grandchildren.
Angela
For grades 4 - 8, ages 9 and up

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Retelling of 11 traditional Scottish fairytales by award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin. These are some of the most beloved tales from all over Scotland. These tales featuring a kelpie, a dragon, a brownie, and other figures, some human and some magical. Before each tale begins a little background on where the tale came from of how the author came to know the tale. The illustrations by Kate Leiper are beautiful and the softness of the illustration
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Monica
Feb 11, 2014 Monica rated it it was amazing
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Excellent collection of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales with charming illustrations.
Deanna
Apr 05, 2016 Deanna rated it it was amazing
Great stories, fun to read and of my heritage!
Amy
Feb 21, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
My 6 yr old son and I really enjoyed this book.
Laura Salas
A beautiful collection!
Christina
Aug 25, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing
The tales are written in such a way that they are a pleasure to read aloud, and Kate Leiper's illustrations are marvelous! This book was pure joy from start to finish.
Ann
Mar 26, 2013 Ann rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this.
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A beautiful book
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Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. She is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most prestigious children's book award, for Whispers in the Graveyard, and her books for young people receive critical acclaim and appear regularly on children's book award short lists in the United Kingdom. A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded life ...more
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