The Kelpie's Pearls

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An old woman of the Scottish highlands makes friends with a kelpie, sees the Loch Ness monster, and practices some of her grandmother's witchcraft.

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Mollie Hunter has written more than 25 novels for children since 1953, incorporating a life-long exploration of Scotland's folklore and history into her stories. She has received numerous awards and honours for her books, including the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award.

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'A triumph... what begins as a simple Highland story ends up as a touching plea for the recognition of natural magic in the midst of mundane things.' -- Times Literary Supplement 'Suspense, magic and excitement in all the right proportions... a superb book.' -- Books for Keeps 'This story neatly reveals the conflicting claims of three worlds: Morag's traditional Highland way of life, the modern world of media, tourism and greed, [...] and the uncanny world of the supernatural. Vividly described.' -- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

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