A Stranger Came Ashore
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When Finn Learson staggers out of a stormy sea into a village on the Shetland Isles, he brings a secret with him. While the other villagers are enchanted by the stranger, Robbie suspects he’s hiding something. Haunted by tales of the Selkie Folk, Robbie sees the clues everywhere — the strange coin, the missing ship, Finn’s love for Robbie’s sister and her golden hair. But can Robbie convince the others in time to save his sister?
'Strange and chilling... it captures that sense of unease that springs from old, old superstitions that might yet harbour a grain of truth.'
--Den of Geek
'Stunning in its blend of local tradition and belief, legend and life.'
-- Elizabeth Wein, The Guardian, What are the best Scottish children's books?
'First published nearly forty years ago, Mollie's story remains as intriguing and beguiling as ever.'
-- The Scotsman
'The haunting mystery of this story grips the reader to the end.'
-- Sunday Telegraph
'A fantastic, gripping tale... set on the beautiful, windswept Shetland Isles... they are perennial favourites and deservedly so.'
-- Scottish Children's Books, Winter 2002