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Lari Don

  • 4 stars across 44 books
    Lari Don spent ten childhood years living beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Party's Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001. She now lives in Leith, and is a full time children's writer and storyteller

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    1st January 2013

    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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    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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    18th July 2013

    Girls, Goddesses and Giants: Tales of Heroines from Around the World

    A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save t... 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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    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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    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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    16th February 2012

    Drawing a Veil

    Ellie and Amina are best friends. But when Amina decides to start wearing the hijab, it attracts the attention of the bu... 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

    (1 review)
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    24th April 2019

    The Hide and Seek Squirrels: Band 06/Orange

    Hazel, Cashew and Conker are squirrels who have hidden their nuts somewhere safe - but they can't remember where! Will... More

    (1 review)
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    1st September 2019

    The Tortoise's Gift: A Tale from Zambia

    When a draught leaves all the animals hungry, one by one they try to discover the name of the magical tree that will giv... More

    (1 review)
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