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Lari Don

  • 5 stars across 45 books
    Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author more than 20 books for children of all ages including the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and Spellchasers trilogy for middle grade readers, Mind Blind for young teens, and picture books The Tale of Tam Linn and The Secret of the Kelpie. Natasa Ilincic is an artist and illustrator originally from Croatia, now living and working in Edinburgh. Natasa was brought up on the foot of the Italian Alps where she spent much of her childhood befriending ancient trees and exploring ruins. Following her academic studies in Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, she moved to Edinburgh to pursue a career in art and illustration, drawing inspiration from mythology and folklore. Her work has been shortlisted for the Folio Society Book Illustration Competition 2017, and has been exhibited in various galleries including the London House of Illustration.
    21st September 2012

    Little Red Riding Hood

    A beloved fairy tale, retold for young children in classic picture book format. Arriving at Granny's cottage, Little Red... More

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    7th April 2011

    How to Make a Heron Happy

    Hamish is worried about the heron in the park. It always looks sad and grumpy, with its hunched-up shoulders and long fr... More

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    17th March 2016

    The Secret of the Kelpie

    "Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it... More

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    18th August 2016

    The Beginner's Guide to Curses

    Molly Drummond is cursed: whenever a dog barks, she turns into a hare -- which can make life quite dangerous... So she d... More

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    22nd March 2018

    The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

    Ishbel and Kenneth need to save their family from going hungry, so when they remember the old local tale about treasure ... More

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    15th September 2012

    Little Red Riding Hood

    Little Red Riding Hood loves to visit her Granny's cottage in the forest. Her mother warns her to go straight to Granny'... More

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    1st August 2012

    Animal Stories 1: The Tortoise's Gift

    One hot, dry summer in Zambia, the rain stops falling. Soon, the animals are very hungry and thirsty. How can they recov... More

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    1st August 2013

    Masha and the Bear

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    15th August 2012

    Animal Stories 2: Never Trust a Tiger

    As a merchant makes his way to the market, he comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant i... More

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