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Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from Lochleven Castle

Theresa Breslin
Teresa Martinez


Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 230 x 265 mm ISBN: 9781782505129 Publication date: 21st June 2018
Genre: Historical Ideal for ages: 4, 5, 6 and 7

On a tiny island in the middle of Loch Leven there is a castle.
Many years ago, in that castle on the island, a beautiful young queen was held prisoner.
Her name was Mary, Queen of Scots.

Mary, Queen of Scots is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle. Surrounded by water, she believes escape is impossible until, in the spring of 1568, she receives a mysterious message. With the help of a loyal young follower, she plots her way to freedom.

This extraordinary true story is told by Carnegie-Medal winning author Theresa Breslin and brought to life in historically detailed illustrations by Teresa Martinez.

A perfect introduction for children to Scotland's most dramatic historicfigure.

Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from Lochleven Castle


Theresa Breslin is a critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. Her novels have won many literary prizes…

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Teresa Martinez was born and brought up in rural Mexico, moving to Monterrey to go to school. She studied graphic design and painting before becoming a children’s book illustrator.

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