Thistle Games by Mike Nicholson
  

Thistle Games

Written by Mike Nicholson
Illustrated by Jo Litchfield
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series

Synopsis

Thistle Games by Mike Nicholson

Welcome to the Thistle Games, Scotland's best Highland games, where you'll meet lots of friendly folk and learn some fun Scots words. Everyone joins in to dance, jump, sprint or even HIRPLE over the line. But watch out you don't get MINGIN and look like a NUMPTY. And cover your LUGS if the pipe band is gie-in it LALDY! This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively Scottish characters you've met in Thistle Street and Thistle Sands, plus a whole host more. Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm illustrations will make children want to high jump, Highland dance and toss the caber!

Reviews

'The book is very enjoyable, flowing with lovely rhymes and cleverly incorporated Scottish words.'

'Thistle Games captures the atmosphere of the Highland Games with humorous details, whilst introducing young readers to the Scottish vernacular.'

--Agnes Guyon, SLA

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--The Reading Castle Blog Praise for Thistle Sands: 'My nine and six-year old loved Thistle Sands, a title pitched at younger children -- but the desire to learn the Scots for bottom is, apparently, ageless. That, while reading it aloud, they sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to do a Lossiemouth accent only added to the allure of the tale of seaside japes. The illustrations reminded me of Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

About the Author

Mike Nicholson won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish children's fiction in 2005. He is the author of two other Picture Kelpies, Thistle Street and Thistle Sands, and two stories for children aged 7 and up, Catscape and Grimm. Mike lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Jo Litchfield is a professional illustrator and designer who works from her studio in Derbyshire, England. She studied Graphic Design at Derby University before working as a designer and illustrator for Usborne Publishing. She uses model-making, digital techniques and photography in her work, and has illustrated many children's books.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mike Nicholson
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Publisher

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

17th March 2016

ISBN

9781782502548

Publisher Profile

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books is an imprint of Kelpies

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