Quest for a Kelpie

Frances Mary Hendry

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Jeannie is warned that she will make a king and break a king. But how could a wee fisher lass do such a thing? An historical adventure story.

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
154 pages
ISBN:
9780862411367
Publication date:
01 Oct 1986
Series:
Kelpies

Description

It is a crucial moment in Britain's history: Prince Charles Edward Stuart's attempt to regain his grandfather's crown from the Hanoverian King George is in the balance.

Jeannie Main is warned that she will make a king and break a king. But how could a wee fisher lass do such a thing?

What will bring her four times into the shadow of the gibbet? And why should she risk her life by riding the Kelpie, the most dangerous monster in all Scotland?

Reviews

'This book gives a good picture of life at the time. A very skilful use of the first person. An exciting story, a detailed and authentic historical background and even a touch of traditional legend. What more could anyone ask for?'
-- Mary Moffat, The Historical Novels Review

'Like Mollie Hunter's novels, this is based on historical fact and gives an excellent sense of the period. The language of the people of the north east is effectively rendered, but does not create a barrier to the reader.'
-- Treasure Island: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

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Quest for a Kelpie by Frances Mary Hendry

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