ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: December 1, 2012
Baba King of the Castle & Jacket Potato: Two Stories from a Farm
By (author) Mary McGregor; Illustrated by Jessica Excell
An island woman from an island farm, Mary McGregor’s voice is fresh and hopeful. Her stories will touch young and old, kids, Mums and Dads, and everyone with a love of creatures great and small. An orphan lamb and a premature calf are the two remarkable characters in this volume. We find out how they came into this world and how they coped with difficult circumstances. With ample description of small farming custom, the stories are educational and also carry a supportive emotional message about survival in times of trouble. Jessica Excell’s illustrations add greatly to the charm of this book.
Mary McGregor was born and raised on Islay. Her folk have farmed the same farm for three generations – farming has always been her way of life. Now that the old ways are dying out, she would like to share the stories she has collected over the years. She plans to continue with many more!