Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland by Lari Don

Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland

Written by Lari Don
Illustrated by Cate James

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Lari Don is a superb storyteller and she has collected together here a lovely collection of magical, funny and spellbinding stories from all over Scotland. Some are Scottish versions of stories you know well already and others are uniquely Scottish. Each story is illustrated with strong, colourful artwork.


Breaking the Spell Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland by Lari Don

The stories include - School for Heroes, King of the Black Art, The Selkie's Toes, Tam Linn, Loch Fada Kelpie, Whuppity Stoorie, Maelbrigte Tusker, The Ring of Brodgar, Fire from Clouds, The Three Questions and The Monster of Raasay.


Colourful illustrations reminiscent of Quentin Blake effectively bring these tales to life Scottish Field

About the Author

Lari Don

Lari Don is an award-winning author and storyteller who loves sharing traditional tales from all over the world. Lari was born in Chile, and brought up in Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh with her family. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time passing on old stories and making up new ones. She is a traditional storyteller, as well as an award-winning children’s author; her fiction is inspired by her love of myths, legends and fables.

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72 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013




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