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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781785300721
RRP: £6.99
PAGES: 32
PUBLICATION DATE: October 11, 2016

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The Shetland Gruffalo’s Bairn: The Gruffalo’s Child in Shetland Scots

By (author) Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Axel Sheffler; Translated by Christine de Luca

In 2015, following on from the huge success of James Robertson’s Scots translation of The Gruffalo, Itchy Coo published four dialect versions: the Orkney, Shetland, Doric and Dundee Gruffalos have all proved immensely popular as celebrations of the Scots language’s astonishing regional diversity.Laureen Johnson’s Shetlandic version of The Gruffalo is now followed by Christine De Luca’s The Shetland Gruffalo’s Bairn. A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Shetland and with Shetlandic speakers wherever they bide.

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