Hamish and the Wee Witch

Moira Miller; Illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick

Out of print

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Six delightful stories about Hamish and Mirren and their encounters with a talking sea urchin, a strange flute, singing sand, and a mischievous wee witch.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Age Range:
From 6 to 9 years
80 pages
Publication date:
30 Sep 2004


Hamish and Mirren live in a quiet farmhouse by a beautiful loch in Scotland. In these six tales, they encounter a talking sea urchin, a strange flute, singing sand, the Wee Folk and their idea of 'spring cleaning', and Grizelda Grimithistle, a mischievous wee witch who, not content with stealing warm creamy milk direct from their cow, sets about helping herself to Mirren's freshly-died hanks of wool.

Moira Miller's characteristic wit and humour shine through in this delightful collection of stories.


'I loved this book because it is funny. You can feel the wind and the rain and the cold coming out of the book. It is well written, for all ages. A good bedtime story book as well as reading on your own.'
-- Karis, age 10, Education Otherwise, December 2004

'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

'A children's tale told with wit and humour; illustrations by Mairi Hedderwick.'
-- Scots Magazine, December 2004


Moira Miller is also the author of Hamish and the Fairy Gifts, and Doom of Soulis, available 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 hugely humourous book by Moira Miller in the Hamish series:
Hamish and the Fairy Gifts

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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