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The Secret of the Kelpie
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"Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it's easy to forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon..." Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamour for a chance to ride the beautiful animal, Flora is worried. Where has this strange horse come from? Why are its hoof prints wet? Too late Flora realises this is no horse! It's a kelpie: a shape-shifting water horse from Scottish folklore known to steal children. Can Flora reveal the secret of the kelpie in time to save her family? The kelpie, once a lesser-known creature of Scottish mythology, is now enjoying legendary status as Andy Scott's magnificent Kelpies statues have become a world-famous tourist attraction. The classic tale of the kelpie is wonderfully retold for 4-7 year olds in this gripping adaptation by renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don, with breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson.
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About the Author

Lari Don worked in politics and broadcasting before becoming a mother and a full-time author and storyteller. Born in Chile and with a childhood spent in the north-east of Scotland, many of Lari's books are inspired by folklore traditions from around the world. She writes for young, middle-grade and teen readers and her books include the award-winning Fabled Beast Chronicles, the Spellchasers trilogy, The Tale of Tam Linn and The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster. Philip Longson is an artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has exhibited his work in shows from London to Edinburgh. Inspired mainly by mythology and folk tales his work usually deals with fantastical or otherworldly stories. He is the illustrator of another Traditional Scottish Tale with Lari Don, The Tale of Tam Linn.

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"A classic tale of the kelpie that is wonderfully and beautifully retold for children ages 4-7 in this gripping adaptation... and enhanced with the breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson." -Midwest Book Review "The author uses elements of various traditional versions and acknowledges several collections of Scottish tales as source material. But Don makes her story far gentler than many." -Kirkus Reviews "The illustrations are very pretty and fun, and are an exciting part of the story." -Kids' Book Buzz "A traditional Scots tale served up both fresh and freshly illustrated.' -Kirkus Reviews on The Tale of Tam Linn 'With swirling lines, soft earthy colors, and dramatic compositions, Longson's illustrations capture the beauty of the natural world as well as the ominous undertones of the tale. A haunting picture book with a stouthearted heroine." -Booklist on The Tale of Tam Linn

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