The Droving Lad

Kathleen Fidler

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

'A thrilling story with an unusual background. Well worth reading.' -- Historical Novels Review

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
240 pages
ISBN:
9780863154256
Publication date:
23 Oct 2003
Series:
Kelpies

Description

11-year-old Colin is a cattle drover in the Scottish Highlands. It is 1813, and he is allowed to go to the Falkirk Tryst for the very first time. The long journey to Falkirk is packed with excitement and danger, but Colin's relief at arriving soon turns to horror when he realizes that their prize bull, Torcull the Black, has been stolen. Can Colin find Torcull in time to sell him at the fair, and more importantly, can he rescue Torcull from the thieves without endangering his own life and that of his friend?

Reviews

'As well as all the thrills and spills, this is also a story with a very interesting and authentic background. The details of the cattle droving are fascinating and the journey can be followed on any map. This is a thrilling story. The pace and excitement is maintained right up to the last chapter. Well worth reading.'
-- Mary S. Moffat, Historical Novels Review, February 2005

Author

Kathleen Fidler was the author of over eighty books for children, many of which were broadcast on BBC Radio Children's Hour and Schools programmes. She had a long-standing affection for Scotland. The Fidler Award stands as a memorial to her deep interest in children and writers. She died in 1980.

Media

Don't miss the Discover Kelpies website for children with exclusive author interviews, fun stuff and latest gossip on your favourite Scottish stories.

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Unfortunately this book is now out of print. You may enjoy more books by Kathleen Fidler:
The Desperate Journey
The Boy with the Bronze Axe
Flash The Sheepdog
Turk the Border Collie
Haki the Shetland Pony

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