The Tale of Tam Linn
"All the children of the Borders were told the story of a boy called Tam Linn, who had been stolen by the fairies. And they were told the story of a fierce fairy knight who now guarded the woods for the fairy queen.
But Janet didn't believe in fairy stories and Janet didn't like being told what to do."
This magical adaptation of the traditional Scottish fairy tale by award-winning author Lari Don and illustrator Philip Longson will capture any child's imagination.
'Steeped in legend, Lari Don's retelling of this classic fable feels tightly written and immensely appealing for a wide range of ages... As adventure stories go, this is truly stunning stuff. Lari's writing and the utterly sumptuous and gorgeous illustrations by Philip Longson bring this tale to dazzling life.'
'The captive knight's rescuer comes off as particularly fierce and courageous in this retelling of the old Scottish border ballad. Scowling beneath a heavy mane of red hair, Janet shines with determination in Longson's shadowed, misty Celtic scenes... A traditional Scots tale served up both fresh and freshly illustrated.'
-- Kirkus US
'Beautiful books which are a great introduction to the folklore genre... Wonderful stories which will give children a real sense of Scottish culture.'
-- Creative Steps
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