An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

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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.

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This stunning, richly illustrated collection of classic Scottish tales, retold by Carnegie award-winning author Theresa Breslin, will bring years of delight to young and old.

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Theresa Breslin is a critically-acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. Her novels have won many literary prizes including the Carnegie Medal. She is a regular visitor at book festivals and schools. Kate Leiper is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen and her work has been exhibited in galleries from London to the north of Scotland. She has been commissioned for projects by the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre. Her inspirations range from Scottish folklore to Shakespeare.

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