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The Troll & the Kist o Gowd The Troll in Scots

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by David Roberts

The Troll & the Kist o Gowd The Troll in Scots Synopsis

There wis yince a troll that steyed ablow a brig.(That's jist whaur trolls are meant tae stey.)Meanwhile, awa oot tae sea, there wis some pirates that steyed in a ship. (And that's jist whaur pirates are meant tae stey.)Trolls, they say, are meant tae eat goats, but nae goats cam teeter-totterin ower this troll's wee brig. Sae he ate fush insteid.So begins this hilarious tale of the adventures of a bunch of incompetent pirates who can't cook, and a crabbit auld troll who can. Their lives seem very far apart: the troll, whose favourite dish is goat, tries and fails to eat the creatures crossing various bridges he hides under; the pirates, who like to eat fish, try and fail to find buried treasure. But by a series of coincidences their paths cross - with dramatic consequences!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785300677
Publication date: 20th September 2016
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Black & White Publishing (Itchy Coo) an imprint of Black and White Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard. The Gruffalo, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.James Robertson is a novelist and poet, who writes in both Scots and English for adults and bairns. He has translated many books into Scots, such as A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories, Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox (as The Sleekit Mr Tod), and books by Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child (The Gruffalo's Wean), ...

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