The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

Lari Don; Illustrated by Nataša Ilinčić

Price:
£6.99
Availability:
Not yet published - due 22 Mar 2018

Quick Look

  • A new Loch Ness Monster story -- inspired by local folklore -- by renowned children's author and storyteller Lari Don
  • This timeless tale of Scotland's most famous creature is atmospherically brought to life by Nataša Ilinčić's stunning illustrations
  • The perfect companion to Lari Don's bestselling picture book The Secret of the Kelpie

A new Loch Ness Monster story inspired by local folklore which is sure to become the classic Nessie story. This stunning picture book from award-winning author Lari Don features Nataša Ilinčić's atmospheric illustrations of the Scottish Highlands.

Format:
paperback
Size:
294 x 219 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies: Traditional Tales
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782504801
Publication date:
22 Mar 2018
Series:
Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales

Description

Ishbel and Kenneth need to save their family from going hungry, so when they remember the old local tale about treasure under Castle Urquhart, they set off across Loch Ness in a rowing boat. But the loch may be hiding its own secrets. There's another ancient story about a giant monster living in the depths . . .

Legends of the Loch Ness Monster abound, but this new tale from renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don sidesteps the modern Nessie to create a new Loch Ness Monster myth inspired by local folklore.

A perfect companion to bestselling picture book The Secret of the Kelpie, also by Lari Don, this timeless tale of Scotland's most famous creature, atmospherically brought to life by Nataša Ilinčić’s stunning illustrations, is destined to become the classic Loch Ness Monster story.

Reviews

Praise for The Secret of the Kelpie:

'The Secret of the Kelpie is a classic tale of the kelpie that is wonderfully and beautifully retold for children ages 4-7 in this gripping adaptation by renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don, and enhanced with the breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson. Very highly recommended for school and community library picture book collections.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'The story is haunting, and along with its lovely, detailed illustrations, it captures the look and feel of Scotland perfectly. '
--Goodreads, Barbara

Praise for the Scottish Traditional Tales:
'Beautiful books which are a great introduction to the folklore genre... Wonderful stories which will give children a real sense of Scottish culture.'
-- Creative Steps

Author

Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author more than 20 books for children of all ages including the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and Spellchasers trilogy for middle grade readers, Mind Blind for young teens, and picture books The Tale of Tam Linn and The Secret of the Kelpie.

Nataša Ilinčić is a designer and illustrator originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and now living and working in Edinburgh. She is particularly inspired by magic and folklore. The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster is her first picture book.

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