The Well at the World's End

Norah and William Montgomerie

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Over 30 magical folk and fairy tales, legends and poems, from every corner of Scotland.

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 9 to 12 years
Extent:
152 pages
ISBN:
9780862414627
Publication date:
01 Jan 1987
Series:
Kelpies

Description

Over 30 magical folk and fairy tales, legends and poems, from every corner of Scotland. Here is something for all tastes and moods: Celtic legends, animal fables, fairy tales of mermaids, princes and princesses, and even the Creation myth of how the Stoor Worm was slain to form the Orkneys, Shetlands and Iceland.

Reviews

'For younger readers this collection of 35 brief stories is the best source for simple versions of the classic folk tales of Scotland. They come from all parts. These renderings are clear and basic. Though contracted in length, they are far from prettified in content. Overall, they retain some primitive strangeness from their originals, vigorous but occasionally unfeeling or downright savage. This collection is for dipping into but it can also offer stimulus for drama, art and music in school.'
-- Treasure Island: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

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