A Hebridean Alphabet by Debi Gliori

A Hebridean Alphabet

Written by Debi Gliori
Illustrated by Debi Gliori

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori obviously loves the Hebrides and shows readers just what is so special about these rugged islands in this beautiful picture book. In the guise of an alphabet book she takes readers exploring in the company of a girl, a boy and their dog. The three play by burns, tramp through fields of cotton grass, sit by the kyle until the sun slips into the sea. All sorts of birds and wildlife are spotted, all at home in the stunning scenery which is represented in glowing watercolour illustrations. Children and adults alike will love poring over the pictures, soaking up the atmosphere and spotting details. A book to treasure, it should prove a huge boost to the Hebdridean tourist industry too! ~ Andrea Reece


A Hebridean Alphabet by Debi Gliori

This is a beautifully conceived picture flat in which Debi Gliori describes and illustrates all kinds of things you might see over the course of a single day in the Hebrides. Inspired by the landscape, seascape, weather, animals and birds, this is not simply an exquisite alphabet book, but also a wonderful celebration of some of the most magnificent scenery in Britain.


Praise for The Tobermory Cat:

‘will delight those who love the Isle of Mull, and cats’ – The Times

‘a charming tale’ – Scottish Field

‘This is an endearing story about what it is to be special, and how sometimes being yourself is just as special as you can be. The illustrations are superb’ – Lomond Books

‘a beautiful picturebook, using Scotland as its backdrop and introducing young readers to new places and names’ – We Love This Book

About the Author

Debi Gliori

Debi started writing children's books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh from 1979 to 1984. She received a travelling scholarship award to go to Milan, and worked as a freelance from 1984 onwards. She lives and works in Scotland, and her studio is situated in a thirteenth-century herb garden. She now has four children and her book No Matter What is dedicated to them. Debi Gliori is the author/illustrator of many books for children including Mr Bear, the winner of a Children's Book Award.

DEBI GLIORI is the award-winning author and illustrator of many Bloomsbury picture books including the Alfie series, The Trouble with Dragons, Dragon Love Penguin and the bestselling No Matter What. She has sold more than half a million books in the UK alone.

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32 pages


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Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Publication date

23rd June 2016




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