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Uan the Little Lamb

Sandra Klaassen


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863157776 Publication date: 30th September 2010
Genre: Animals Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6
On a remote Scottish island, two children find an
abandoned lamb and take her home. They call her ‘Uan’, which in Gaelic means ‘lamb’. The children love playing with Uan and take her everywhere, but what will happen when she becomes a sheep?

Sandra Klaassen's illustrations of the Outer Hebrides are brimming with life and her love of the landscape and people.


'A tremendously sweet story... The pictures are so well structured. It has a lovely ending too. I can see we are going to read this one a few more time today already! 5/5'
-- member review

'A wonderful bedtime story suitable for ages three upwards.'
--The Green Parent

'...the book opens in a lovely descriptive manner... the appeal of this straightforward book is in the disarming charm of the illustrations... it's a lovely book.'
--Chris Brown, School Librarian

'...Little ones will love finding out what happens next in this gorgeous picture book that makes a perfect stocking filler.'
--Wave magazine

'This is a delight of a book to share with the very young -- a simple story, charmingly told... [Five Stars]'
--Books For Keeps

'The simple story of Uan...will appeal to the very young, both boys and girls...The text and pictures...share the story equally...neither dominating the other.'
--Anne Gannon, Inis, the Children's Books Ireland magazine

'This is a book that asks to be read and re-read. It's the perfect present; the special treat.'
--Leopard Magazine

'Klaassen's simple, atmospheric pictures spill between pages and around the text bringing little Uan's character and the joy of her carers to life … A delightful spring story.'
--Juno magazine

Uan the Little Lamb


Sandra Klaassen was born in 1959 in the Netherlands and lived for many years on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, from where she drew her inspiration for picture books Peg the Little Sheepdog, and Uan the Little Lamb. She has illustrated…

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