Hamish and the Fairy Gifts

Moira Miller; Illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick

Out of print

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Five delightful, funny stories about Hamish and his adventures with creatures from Scottish folklore.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Young Kelpies
Age Range:
From 6 to 9 years
80 pages
Publication date:
26 Feb 2004


Hamish laughs when his old mother talks about the Wee Folk and all their mischief-making. Until, that is, his baby son disappears. So begin Hamish's adventures, which include encounters with seal-people, a sad bogle, hungry fairies and cantankerous witches. These are five delightful, funny stories, all showcasing Moira Miller's characteristic wit.


'I think I'd like to meet Hamish. Traditional, fairy magic in short stories with a charming contemporary feel. I loved reading these, and I think you will too. Not just for children.'
-- Jill Marshall, Reading Matters (www.readingmatters.co.uk)

'The seven to 10-year-old reader will simply love the adventures of Hamish and his friends. The illustrated stories in lovely Scottish surroundings rattle along with much humour.'
-- Greenock Telegraph, June 2005

'Written with panache and humour, Hamish and the Fairy Gifts is delightful entertainment.'
-- Childrens Books of the Year

'A beautifully crafted book.'
-- Books for Keeps


Moira Miller is also the author of Hamish and the Wee Witch, and Doom of Soulis in the Kelpies series.

Mairi Hedderwick is best known for her delightful Katie Morag stories for younger children.


Don't miss the Discover Kelpies website for children with exclusive author interviews, fun stuff and latest gossip on your favourite Scottish stories.


Another wonderfully funny book by Moira Miller in the Hamish series:
Hamish and the Wee Witch

Find out more about the fantastical creatures and fabled beasts from Scottish tradition which appear in the Hamish books, in a collection of Scottish folk tales for children by storyteller Duncan Williamson:
The Coming of the Unicorn: Scottish Folk Tales for Children

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