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.
Table of Contents
The Ghostly Piper of Edinburgh Castle —
The Mysterious Monster in the Castle of Glamis —
The Wizard of Stirling Castle —
The Faery Flag of Dunvegan Castle —
The Redcap Goblin of Caerlaverock Castle —
Doe Not Vaken Sleiping Dogs —
The King’s Three Questions —
Long Ago, Before Castle Urquhart and the Loch Ness Monster —
Meg with the Muckle Mouth —
The Selkie Girl and the Otter King —
Tale End —