Quest for a Kelpie
Written by Frances Mary Hendry
Part of the Kelpies Series
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Quest for a Kelpie by Frances Mary HendryIt 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.
'Like Mollie Hunter's novels, 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.'
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