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Scottish Castle Legends


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Scottish Castle Legends
  • Description

    Dark dragons, ghostly pipers, rude goblins and sly wizards -- discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland.

    This highly anticipated book is the latest volume of much-loved Scottish tale treasuries by Carnegie-award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin and Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper.

    Explore secret passages beneath Edinburgh Castle, search for the mysterious monster of Glamis, capture the faery flag of Dunvegan, joust with knights at Stirling Castle and swim with the selkie of Eilean Donan in this sumptuous collection of tales from iconic Scottish castles. Read much-cherished and little-known legends, each illuminating the character and history of its castle, all brilliantly retold and beautifully illustrated to amuse, thrill and enchant.

    A wonderful gift, this is a stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime, bringing history, place and story alive for children, parents and grandparents alike.

    Table of Contents

    The Ghostly Piper of Edinburgh Castle
    The Mysterious Monster in the Castle of Glamis
    The Redcap Goblin of Caerlaverock Castle
    The Faery Flag of Dunvegan Castle
    The Wizard of Stirling Castle
    Doe Not Vaken Sleiping Dogs (Craigievar Castle)
    The King’s Three Questions (Moot Hill and Scone)
    The True Story of the Loch Ness Monster... (Castle Urquhart)
    Meg with the Muckle Mouth (Elibank Castle and Abbotsford)
    The Selkie Girl and the Otter King (Eilean Donan Castle)
    Tale End (Bothwell Castle)
    Glossary

  • A highly anticipated third volume in the much-loved Scottish tale treasuries range by Carnegie-Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin and Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper
  • Features both cherished and little-known legends from the iconic castles of Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glamis, Dunvegan, Stirling, Eilean Donan and more
  • A wonderful gift, this stunning book brings history, place and story alive for all who read it
  • Companion volume An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales has sold over 25,000 copies

 

Dark dragons, ghostly pipers and sly wizards -- discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland. Stories by Carnegie-medalist Theresa Breslin and illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper. A beautiful gift anthology.

Format: hardback
Size: 278 x 216 mm
Publisher: Floris Books
Age-From 6 to 12 years
176 pages

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