A classic Katie Morag story with a fresh new look in a gorgeous large format
Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock, Scotland. At seventeen she took a job as a mother's help on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, beginning a life-long love affair with islands and their small communities. Her children were brought up there and now some of her grandchildren. Mairi's island world is delightfully reflected in the imaginary island of Struay where Katie Morag and her family live. As well as creating children's books Mairi writes and illustrates travel books for adults. She spends a lot of time visiting schools and is always accompanied by Katie Morag's teddy, which travels with her in a black bag.
"A new adventure packed with Hedderwick's customary clever
narrative twists and humorous details" * Glasgow Herald *
"Hedderwick's soft-wash illustrations capture the timeless space and beauty of the island and contemporary bustle of its population" -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian *
"This appealing story with its charming and evocative illustrations is sure to delight a new generation of young readers" * The Scotsman *
"A lovely story just begging to be read out loud" * South Wales Argus *
"Delightfully original character, setting, and story" -- Frances Perkins * Bournemouth Daily Echo *