The Boy From Sula

Lavinia Derwent

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Lavinia Derwent's fabulous stories of Magnus Macduff and his life on Sula in the Hebrides make the Scottish islands come alive for both children and adults alike.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9780863154003
Publication date:
01 Mar 2002
Series:
Kelpies
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

Lavinia Derwent's fabulous stories of Magnus Macduff and his life on Sula in the Hebrides make the Scottish islands come alive for both children and adults alike.

This is the third of four books about life on the tiny west coast island of Sula and the adventures of Magnus Macduff. When he is on the mainland, Magnus misses the island and its colourful characters like Mr Skinnymalink the Hermit and Old Whiskers the seal. However, on his return to the island, he discovers that his beloved Sula is in danger of being turned into a tourist trap.

Reviews

'This haunting story for young readers blends folktale and quaintly comic fiction, and its evocation of a distant way of life fits well within its atmosphere of fable.'
-- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

'Lavinia Derwent has a rare gift for writing stories which not only appeal to children but with which they instantly identify.'
-- Aberdeen Evening Express

'Lavinia Derwent involves her young readers closely with the characters in Sula and keeps them on tenterhooks for the next adventure.'
-- Books in Scotland

'We have both enjoyed this book. Gwenan because it has some of her favourite subjects -- animals, drawing and islands -- and for myself I enjoyed this relatively gentle story of a small community living on a remote Scottish island.'
-- Susan Bain with Gwenan (age 8), Education Otherwise

Author

Lavinia Derwent is famous for her ability to capture the imagination of Scottish children. Her tales about Tammy Troot, read on Auntie Kathleen's Children's Hour on Scottish Radio, were voted the best stories on radio by nearly five million children. The other three books in the Sula series are also available from Floris Books.

Media

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

Links

Also in the Sula series:
Sula
Return to Sula
Song of Sula

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