An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends
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.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 216 x 278 x 25.4mm | 1,116g
- 15 Oct 2019
- FLORIS BOOKS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
Other books in this series
15 Sep 2012
15 Oct 2015
15 Oct 2019
Table of contents
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)
'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
About Theresa Breslin