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- Publisher: RED FOX
- Format: Paperback | 112 pages
- Dimensions: 218mm x 288mm x 12mm | 599g
- Publication date: 1 July 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1849410909
- ISBN 13: 9781849410908
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 41,364
Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books, Katie Morag is always up to something! This beautiful gift book brings together four more exciting Katie Morag adventures, and is a perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories.
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A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Mairi Hedderwick was a teacher before she started illustrating children's books. As an author and illustrator her most popular character, Katie Morag, was created in 1984. Katie Morag's home on the fictional Hebridean island of Struay is not a million sea miles away from her author's life long association with the Isle of Coll. In 2013 Katie Morag joined Cbeebies with the successful TV series produced by Move On Up / Struay Films. Mairi Hedderwick has also written and illustrated many other books for children and adults, all with the backdrop of the Highlands and Islands. She was awarded an Honorary Degree from Stirling University in 2003 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to writing and illustration in Scotland, especially for children. Her illustrated adult books are An Eye on the Hebrides, which is a record of a six month continous journey through the islands on the west of Scotland. Highland Journey, follows the footsteps of Victorian writer and artist John T Reid; Sea Change, logs the passage of 26ft vintage yacht Anassa from east to west coast Scotland via the Caledonian canal; Shetland Rambles, her latest illustrated personal journey is in tandem with John T Reid once more. The Last Laird of Coll is a memoir of Kenneth Stewart, last laird of Coll.
"The tales are crisply told and vividly worked, celebrating simple family values against their beautiful Scottish background" West Sussex Gazette "This book nicely bridges the gap between 'look and point' books and long reads ... The drawings are very attractive" Belfast Telegraph "A welcome reminder that Mairi Hedderwick is both a captivating storyteller and a talented artist" Scots Magazine
A beautiful gift book bringing together four more Katie Morag adventures -- the perfect companion volume to Katie Morag's Island Stories Katie Morag is always up to something -- whether it's getting excited about the new pier, trying to cheer up Grannie Island in time for Granma Mainland's big day, singing naughty songs at the Grand Concert, or solving riddles to get back in everyone's good books.