An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
  • An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
  • An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
ISBN: 0863159079
EAN13: 9780863159077
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 15, 2012
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.63" H x 10.94" L x 8.74" W
Weight: 2.16 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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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In our library we have a lot of Fairy Tales books and this book has to be one of the most gorgeous. It has got stiff, thick pages. The illustrations are fantastic, clean, exquisite, and minimal - I will stop gushing now - they are easily some of my favorite illustrations ever. My children love them and are fun to read for me as a grown up. The only thing I wish they could have included would have been a pronunciation guide for some of the more difficult names. But that's a minor gripe. Overall, it's an easy win. So happy that we have these in our home.
   Beautiful book in every way
Certainly a treasure! This book is represented as lovely illustrations and well told stories. Not being familiar with new fairytales, but wanting to link with our predecessors, it was Fin to discover Scottish tales I hadn 't heard before. The quality of the book itself and the pages are also worth mentioning. It is glossy on paper with a thick canvas like cover.
   Beautiful book with lovely tales
This book loved. I bought it for my son for his 7th birthday, and we read a story every night until we finished. I love that there are some illustrations, but not one on every page, because I feel it helps older children strengthen their attention muscles so that we can start reading more chapter books. I will say that my 3 year old paid attention only on the pages with pictures, so that may be something to keep in mind if you have younger ones. I highly recommend this book to spark your imaginations!
   Beautifully illustrated and edited Scottish folk tales
From the first page it is clear that the author has curated this collection with a great deal of affection. The illustrations are lovely and the stories are beautiful. Highly recommended.
   Beloved tales
Both my children loved these stories. We love to celebrate our Scottish and Irish heritage so that hearing these folk stories that our ancestors told each other is extra special. The illustrations are equally enticing and add to the mystique of each story. They've already asked to repeat some stories.
My niece is 7 and I love it.
   Five Stars
These stories are not only entertaining, but are written to help children understand a part of the Scottish language.