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Publication date2nd July 2012
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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
Written by: Theresa Breslin
Illustrated by: Kate Leiper
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A wonderful gift, particularly if you have Scottish connections. This is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime and will be enjoyed by parents and grandparents as well as children. Retelling each in its own individual style, award winning author Theresa Breslin presents some best-loved tales from Scotland - funny tales, moving tales and enchanting fairy tales. Meet a selkie, an eagle, a kelpie and much more - each story is brought to life with exquisite illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper, which brim with otherworldly beauty.
SynopsisAn Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales by Theresa Breslin
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 and complemented them with Kate Leiper's illustrations.
'A delightful and varied collection of stories from all over Scotland. Theresa Breslin's style is so compelling and chatty that you feel she is sitting in the room with you, telling you her favourite tales of kelpies and brownies, talking birds, sheepdogs and selkies. And Kate Leiper's illustrations are stunning. This is a beautiful book, which will be treasured by children in Scotland and far afield.'
Julia Donaldson, Children Laureate
'This is a lovely book enhanced with the most beautiful illustrations. Folk stories have not lost their appeal in the modern world - it is books like this that will keep them alive" Alexander McCall smith'
About The Author
Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults whose work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. A respected contributor to professional journals, she is passionate about children’s literature and literacy. She travels extensively, doing research for her books and speaking at international conferences and book festivals.
She won the Carnegie Medal, the UK’s most prestigious award in children’s literature, for Whispers in the Graveyard, her compelling story of a dyslexic boy. Before taking up writing full time Theresa worked as a librarian. Her books range from those for younger readers such as The Magic Factory series to middle readers like Bullies at School and the four Dream Master books - funny time-slip adventures exploring aspects of storytelling. She writes books for children and young adults, with some titles especially suitable for EAL readers. Divided City, exploring themes of prejudice, friendship, citizenship and conflict resolution has been shortlisted for ten book awards, winning the Catalyst Book Award and the RED Book Award. She has a range of historical novels including the The Nostradamus Prophecy and bestselling Remembrance and The Medici Seal, touching on the life of Leonardo da Vinci and shortlisted for the Book Trust Teen Book Prize and the Royal Mail Children’s Book Award. She has also written shorter books - her most popular title being Alligator, published as a play for schools.
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