Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks

Lari Don

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  • The bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles series is relaunched with a dramatic new design to appeal to new, and existing, readers
  • Boys and girls alike will enjoy Lari's skilful blend of fable and fiction, fantasy and fast-paced adventure
  • 'a refreshingly different quest tale.' -- The Scotsman
  • Set in the wild north of Scotland, this exciting book introduces yet more fabled beasts inspired by terrifying sea creatures and folklore

Helen and her fabled-beast friends help Rona the selkie in a storm singing contest which leads to greater things. The third installment of Helen's adventures of the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
256 pages
Publication date:
18 Sep 2014
Fabled Beasts Chronicles
2nd edition


A centaur, a selkie, a fairy and a phoenix -- Helen has unusual friends. And in this incredible quest, they face some even stranger opponents, from mermaids to angry killer whales.

Helen must help Rona the selkie to win the most important contest of the ocean world, and stop the deep sea powers from going to war. But who is trying to sabotage the competition and why?

Can Helen and the fabled beasts find the real villain, and prevent the most devastating storm the world has ever seen?

The third thrilling instalment of the bestselling Fabled Beast Chronicles, an exciting four-book adventure series starring creatures from myth and legend, introduces new fabled beasts from the wild north of Scotland.


'This book will certainly have you singing up a storm... Tales of giant jellyfish, killer whales and a spectacular storm are just some of the delights waiting for you and your class in these pages. This is the third adventure of the First Aid for Fairies Series and it does not disappoint. Highly recommended.'
--Top Class Primary

'Don gives her characters complicated feelings and conflicts. They may be fairies and unicorns, but the choices they make are never straight forward, and their reactions will at times seem very familiar to human readers. Highly recommended for junior schools, or as a read-aloud for younger children.'
--The School Librarian, Autumn 2011


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of three other books in the First Aid for Fairies series: First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps; and Maze Running and Other Magicial Missions for older children, as well as Rocking Horse War. She has also written four picture books for children, The Big Bottom Hunt, How to Make a Heron Happy, Orange Juice Peas, and The Magic Word.

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