The Secret of the Kelpie

The Secret of the Kelpie - Traditional Scottish Tales

Hardback (15 May 2016)

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Publisher's Synopsis

A stunning adaptation of the traditional Scottish folktale of the kelpie -- the shape-shifting water horse -- made world-famous by Andy Scott's kelpies statues.

"Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it's easy to forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon�" Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamour for a chance to ride the beautiful animal, Flora is worried. Where has this strange horse come from? Why are its hoof prints wet? Too late Flora realises this is no horse! It's a kelpie: a shape-shifting water horse from Scottish folklore known to steal children. Can Flora reveal the secret of the kelpie in time to save her family? The kelpie, once a lesser-known creature of Scottish mythology, is now enjoying legendary status as Andy Scott's magnificent Kelpies statues have become a world-famous tourist attraction. The classic tale of the kelpie is wonderfully retold for 4-7 year olds in this gripping adaptation by renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don, with breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782502531
Publisher: Floris Books
Imprint: Kelpies
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 425g
Height: 300mm
Width: 221mm
Spine width: 10mm