ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 18, 2019
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends
Theresa Breslin (Author), Kate Leiper (Illustrator)
Dark dragons, ghostly pipers, rude goblins and sly wizards — discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland.
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.
Theresa Breslin, Kate Leiper
Theresa Breslin is a multi-award-winning author of over 50 books for children and young adults. Her work has been filmed for television, adapted for stage, broadcast on radio, translated world-wide and won many literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland and is a regular visitor at book festivals and schools. Theresa was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019. She and Kate Leiper created An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures together. Kate Leiper is a fine artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh. She studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Kate Leiper and Theresa Breslin created An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures together. Kate is also the illustrator of The Book of the Howlat and A Wee Bird Was Watching.