The Kelpie's Pearls

Mollie Hunter

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Everyone thinks Morag MacLeod is a witch because of the strange things that have happened since she went to the shores of Loch Ness to see the monster rise.

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
182 pages
ISBN:
9780862414436
Publication date:
01 Jan 1993
Series:
Kelpies

Description

Everyone thinks Morag MacLeod is a witch because of the strange things that have happened since she went to the shores of Loch Ness to see the monster rise. Only Torquil knows better, for he has seen the Kelpie, the supernatural water-horse whose magical powers can summon any beast, even Nessie.

Tourists, reporters and professors all gather at Morag's croft, and Torquil fears that his secret collection of animals will be discovered. The fierce woman who looks after him will skin him alive if she finds out about the Kelpie, his animals or his friendship with Morag! And it all started with the Kelpie and his pearls. But just when Morag can't bear the crowds anymore, the Kelpie himself has a plan…

Reviews

'A triumph... what begins as a simple Highland story ends up as a touching plea for the recognition of natural magic in the midst of mundane things.'
-- Times Literary Supplement

'Suspense, magic and excitement in all the right proportions... a superb book.'
-- Books for Keeps

'This story neatly reveals the conflicting claims of three worlds: Morag's traditional Highland way of life, the modern world of media, tourism and greed, […] and the uncanny world of the supernatural. Vividly described.'
-- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

Author

Mollie Hunter (1922-2012) wrote more than 25 novels for children since 1953, incorporating a life-long exploration of Scotland's folklore and history into her stories. She received numerous awards and honours for her books, including the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Carnegie Medal.

Links

More great books by Mollie Hunter:
A Stranger Came Ashore
Escape from Loch Leven
The Lothian Run
The Lothian Run

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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