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Pick Your Brains About Scotland

Pick Your Brains About Scotland

Paperback Pick Your Brains

By (author) Mandy Kirkby, Illustrated by Caspar Williams

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  • Publisher: CADOGAN GUIDES
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 12mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1860112234
  • ISBN 13: 9781860112232
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations and cartoons

Product description

At last, a series that tells children what they want to know about Scotland, whether they are visiting on holiday, learning about Ireland at school, bored at the airport or want to learn more about their Scottish heroes. Pick Your Brains about Scotland and find out its: Vital facts and figures * History in a nutshell * Local customs * Fabulous buildings and sights * Great inventors, artists, writers and scientists * Food and drink * Incredible festivals and the stories behind them * Sport * Good books and wicked websites * Phrases in gaelic such as 'my parents will pay!'.

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Author information

Mandy is the author of the critically praised Pick Your Brains about Spain. She has worked in publishing for a long time and is now a freelance writer and editor, who since childhood has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland.

Review quote

"'Plenty of fascinating facts presented with the kind of irreverence kids love' - The Times; 'Let your children impress poolside companions and dinner guests on your costa holiday by spouting amusing anecdotes and informative titbits about Spanish life and society, all harvested from this jolly piece of literature' - Pick Your Brains about Spain - Observer; 'some of this is fascinating and delivered in the sort of language many children will like' - Books of the Week, The Sunday Times 'Aimed at (and edited by) 8 to 12 -year olds, Pick Your Brains is a fun, fact-filled series... The perfect antidote to plane, train or automobile rage' - Irish Independent; 'A handy guide to great places to visit, weird customs, a potted history and bizarre facts about the country... Some of the places sound fab and you would never have heard about without a guidebook.' * * * * Viewers' review, BBC Newsround website"