An old woman of the Scottish highlands makes friends with a kelpie, sees the Loch Ness monster, and practices some of her grandmother's witchcraft.
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Mollie Hunter has written more than 25 novels for children since 1953, incorporating a life-long exploration of Scotland's folklore and history into her stories. She has received numerous awards and honours for her books, including the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award.Review:
'A triumph... what begins as a simple Highland story ends up as a touching plea for the recognition of natural magic in the midst of mundane things.' -- Times Literary Supplement 'Suspense, magic and excitement in all the right proportions... a superb book.' -- Books for Keeps 'This story neatly reveals the conflicting claims of three worlds: Morag's traditional Highland way of life, the modern world of media, tourism and greed, [...] and the uncanny world of the supernatural. Vividly described.' -- Treasure Islands: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good +. mass market paperback tight and square unmarked and uncreased, vg+/--. Bookseller Inventory # 93154
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001747401
Book Description Harmondsworth; Puffin; 1973, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Charles Keeping (Cover & Drawings) (illustrator). 1st Puffin edition. P/b; vg+; 8vo; 127pp. Bookseller Inventory # 89037