The 12 Days o Yule

A Scottish Twelve Days of Christmas

Susan Rennie; Illustrated by Matthew Land

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Perfect for children and parents to read and sing along to, throughout the festive season
  • Inspired by the traditional verse, this adaptation features easy-to-understand (and pronounce) Scots words and creatures
  • The stunningly beautiful illustrations bring this Scots version of the ever-popular Christmas song to life in vivid detail

A stunningly illustrated Scots version of the traditional Christmas rhyme. Journey through the twelve days of Yuletide with a cast of skaters skooshin, lassies birlin, sheep a-shooglin and the all-important five gowden rings.

Format:
paperback
Size:
250 x 250 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies: Traditional Tales
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782502081
Publication date:
17 Sep 2015
Series:
Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales

Description

"On the 1st day o Yuletide,
My true luve gied tae me,
A reid robin in a rowan tree."

Take a deep breath and prepare for a journey through all twelve days of Yuletide with a cast of skaters skooshin, lassies birlin, sheep a-shooglin and the all-important five gowden rings.

The stunningly beautiful illustrations bring this Scots version of the ever-popular Christmas song to life in vivid detail. Inspired by the traditional verse, this adaptation features easy-to-understand (and pronounce) Scots words and creatures, including hoolets (owls) and bonnie doos (beautiful doves).

Perfect for children and parents to read and sing along to, throughout the festive season.

Reviews

'A charming, old-fashioned Christmas offering.'
-- Publishers Weekly

'The Scots words are easy to pronounce and fun to say making this a version that is perfect for all to join in and chant together.'
-- The Guardian

Author

Susan Rennie lectures on the history of Scots and lexicography at Glasgow University. A renowned Scots language expert, she is a co-founder of Scots language publisher Itchy Coo and author of several Scots language books for children.

Matthew Land is an illustrator currently living on a dairy farm in the Welsh hills. Since graduating with a degree in illustration from University College Falmouth in 2012, he has interspersed his illustration with travelling the world. He is also the illustrator of another Traditional Scottish Tale, The Dragon Stoorworm.

Links

This book is in Floris Books' range of Traditional Scottish Tales which bring Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young readers.

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