A Stranger Came Ashore by Mollie Hunter
  

A Stranger Came Ashore

Written by Mollie Hunter
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Part of the Kelpies Series

Synopsis

A Stranger Came Ashore by Mollie Hunter

When Finn Learson literally stumbles out of a stormy sea into a small village on the Shetland Isles, he steals the villagers' hearts. He's handsome and charming, he helps with the fishing and the harvest, and he's particularly drawn to Robbie's older sister Elspeth, with her beautiful long golden hair. Yet there's something about Finn that makes Robbie and his dog Tam feel uneasy. Haunted by local tales of the Selkie folk, Robbie suspects there's more to Finn than meets the eye. But who would believe Robbie's wild suspicions? As the story reaches its explosive finale at the fire festival of Up Helly Aa, can Robbie reveal the truth in time to save his sister? One of Mollie Hunter's most popular novels for children, A Stranger Came Ashore was first published in 1975 to great acclaim. This new Kelpies Classics edition brings this much-loved Scottish classic to a new generation of children.

Reviews

'Strange and chilling... it captures that sense of unease that springs from old, old superstitions that might yet harbour a grain of truth.'

--Den of Geek 'Stunning in its blend of local tradition and belief, legend and life.

's books? 'First published nearly forty years ago, Mollie's story remains as intriguing and beguiling as ever.'

'The haunting mystery of this story grips the reader to the end.'

'A fantastic, gripping tale... set on the beautiful, windswept Shetland Isles... they are perennial favourites and deservedly so.'

's Books, Winter 2002'

About the Author

Mollie Hunter (1922-2012) wrote more than 25 novels for children since 1953, incorporating a life-long exploration of Scotland's folklore and history into her stories. She received numerous awards and honours for her books, including the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Carnegie Medal.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
136 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 12 years

Author

Mollie Hunter
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Publisher

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

22nd March 2012

ISBN

9780863158834

Publisher Profile

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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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