A retelling in prose of one of the most famous poems in Scottish literature by award-winning novelist James Roberston Illustrator(s): Leiper, Kate. Num Pages: 32 pages, Colour throughout. BIC Classification: YFB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (JC) Children's (6-12). Dimension: 225 x 285 x 12. Weight in Grams: 454. . 2016. Alternate edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Originally written in the 1440s by Richard Holland, a Scottish cleric who was chaplain to Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, The Buke of the Howlat is one of the great poetic gems of fifteenth-century Scots. Believing himself to be ugly, a young owl (howlat) decides to speak to the most handsome bird of all, the peacock, and ask his help so that Nature can change him. But the peacock isn’t sure this should be done – after all, Nature doesn’t usually make mistakes – and summons a council of birds to make a decision. A huge feast takes place, and Nature herself appears and orders all the birds present to give the owl one of their feathers. But the result is not what they expect. The howlat’s initial joy turns to unbearable arrogance at his new-found beauty, and drastic action must be taken . . . This is the Scots Languge Edition of The Book of the Howlat.
About the Author: James Robertson is one of Scotland’s most significant writers, whose novels include Joseph Black (winner of the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year 2003/2004), The Testament of Gideon Mack (longlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2006), And the Land Lay Still, and The Professor of Truth (2013). He is general editor of Black and White Publishing’s Itchy Coo imprint, which produces books in Scots for young readers.
Title: The Buke of the Howlat (Scots Edition)
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Book Condition: New
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008652388
Book Description Birlinn Ltd, 2017. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. bilingual edition. 32 pages. 10.75x8.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1780273762
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