An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends

Theresa Breslin; Illustrated by Kate Leiper

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Quick Look

  • A highly anticipated third volume in the much-loved Scottish tale treasuries range by Carnegie-Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin and Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper
  • Features both cherished and little-known legends from the iconic castles of Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glamis, Dunvegan, Stirling, Eilean Donan and more
  • A wonderful gift, this stunning book brings history, place and story alive for all who read it
  • Companion volume An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales has sold over 25,000 copies

Dark dragons, ghostly pipers and sly wizards -- discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland. Stories by Carnegie-medalist Theresa Breslin and illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper. A beautiful gift anthology.

Format:
hardback
Size:
278 x 216 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 12 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9781782505952
Publication date:
18 Jul 2019
Series:
Illustrated Scottish Treasuries

Description

Dark dragons, ghostly pipers, rude goblins and sly wizards -- discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland.

This highly anticipated book is the latest volume of much-loved Scottish tale treasuries by Carnegie-award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin and Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper.

Explore secret passages beneath Edinburgh Castle, search for the mysterious monster of Glamis, capture the faery flag of Dunvegan, joust with knights at Stirling Castle and swim with the selkie of Eilean Donan in this sumptuous collection of tales from iconic Scottish castles. Read much-cherished and little-known legends, each illuminating the character and history of its castle, all brilliantly retold and beautifully illustrated to amuse, thrill and enchant.

A wonderful gift, this is a stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime, bringing history, place and story alive for children, parents and grandparents alike.

Table of Contents

The Ghostly Piper of Edinburgh Castle
The Mysterious Monster in the Castle of Glamis
The Redcap Goblin of Caerlaverock Castle
The Faery Flag of Dunvegan Castle
The Wizard of Stirling Castle
Doe Not Vaken Sleiping Dogs (Craigievar Castle)
The King’s Three Questions (Moot Hill and Scone)
The True Story of the Loch Ness Monster... (Castle Urquhart)
Meg with the Muckle Mouth (Elibank Castle and Abbotsford)
The Selkie Girl and the Otter King (Eilean Donan Castle)
Tale End (Bothwell Castle)
Glossary

Reviews

'Everything you'd expect it to be. What you'd want it to be. From the wonderful cover by Kate, to every last little story by Theresa, set in different castles all over Scotland, and taking place at varying times in history... This is a great book.'
-- Bookwitch

'The illustrations are mesmerising... Simply stunning.'
-- Catherine Rayner

'A glorious collection of traditional stories. The perfect gift.'
-- Vivian French

Praise for An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales, and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures:

'A delightful and varied collection of stories from all over Scotland. Theresa Breslin's style is so compelling and chatty that you feel she is sitting in the room with you, telling you her favourite tales of kelpies and brownies, talking birds, sheepdogs and selkies. And Kate Leiper's illustrations are stunning. This is a beautiful book, which will be treasured by children in Scotland and far afield.'
-- Julia Donaldson, Children's Laureate

'This is a rare delight; a harmonious braiding of pitch-perfect storytelling with illustrations of breathtaking elegance and integrity. Every home should have at least one copy.'
-- Debi Gliori

'This is a lovely book enhanced with the most beautiful illustrations. Folk stories have not lost their appeal in the modern world -- it is books like this that will keep them alive.
-- Alexander McCall Smith

'A sublime collection of folk stories... Theresa Breslin's pristine, sparkling retellings are accompanied by enchanting illustrations from Kate Leiper.'
-- The Guardian

Author

Theresa Breslin OBE is a multi-award-winning author of over 50 books for children and young adults. Her work has been filmed for television, adapted for stage, broadcast on radio, translated world-wide and won many literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland and is a regular visitor at book festivals and schools. Theresa was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award in March 2019, and was made an OBE in June 2019. She and Kate Leiper created An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures together.

Kate Leiper is a fine artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh. She studied at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Kate Leiper and Theresa Breslin created An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures together. Kate is also the illustrator of The Book of the Howlat and A Wee Bird Was Watching.

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