Slithering stoorworms, mischievious brownies, fierce kelpies and magical selkies -- these are the creatures of Scottish folklore.
Award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin has collected the best-loved tales from all over Scotland. Retelling each in its own individual style, she presents funny tales, moving tales and enchanting fairy tales. Soar with the goshawk, dive with selkies and battle with the stoorworm, as each story is brought to life with exquisite illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper, which brim with otherworldly beauty.
A wonderful gift, this is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime and will be enjoyed by parents and grandparents as well as children.
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2013
This is Book 3 in the Illustrated Scottish Treasuries Series. See all Illustrated Scottish Treasuries books here.
Formerly a librarian, Theresa's first book, Simon's Challenge, won the Young Book Trust Fidler Award for new writers. She was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, and Remembrance, her tale of young people in the First World War, was selected for the American Library Assocaiation's Best Books for Young adults.More about Theresa Breslin