Quest for a Kelpie by Frances Mary Hendry
  

Quest for a Kelpie

Written by Frances Mary Hendry
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Part of the Kelpies Series

Synopsis

Quest for a Kelpie by Frances Mary Hendry

It is 1745, and young Jeannie Main is a tough fisher lass in Nairn in north-east Scotland. She lives a simple, quiet life until a gypsy warns her of a greater fate than she ever dreamed: that she, a poor working girl, would decide the fate of two kings. As Jeannie tries to comes to terms with her destiny, she is plunged into adventure and danger which could determine the future of her country. One final test remains: risking her life by riding the Kelpie, the most feared monster in all of Scotland. This is a fast-moving, thrilling story set at one of the crucial moments in Scotland's history. It was the winner of the first BBC 'Quest for a Kelpie' prize.

Reviews

'An exciting story, a detailed and authentic historical background and even a touch of traditional legend. What more could anyone ask for?'

'... this is based on historical fact and gives an excellent sense of the period. The language of the people of the north east is effectively rendered, but does not create a barrier to the reader.'

-14, Summer 2003 'This fast-moving thriller, set at one of the crucial moments in Scotland's history, is bound to be a big hit with young readers - and no doubt a few adults also!

'A new edition of an award-winning classic children's tale which will appeal to younger readers today.'

About the Author

Frances Mary Hendry won the first BBC 'Quest for a Kelpie' competition, and has gone on to write over a dozen books for children, most recently the Ladiatrix Trilogy. She lives in Nairn, Scotland.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Frances Mary Hendry
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Publisher

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

1st May 2007

ISBN

9780863155802

Publisher Profile

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books is an imprint of Kelpies

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Kelpies Books celebrate quality children’s books with brilliant authors, engaging stories and a Scottish twist! They create books that capture children’s imaginations at all ages. Under 6s will have loads of fun with Kelpies picture books, 9 to 12-year-olds will be whisked away by Kelpies and young teens will be gripped by KelpiesTeen novels.

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