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The 12 Days o Yule

A Scottish Twelve Days of Christmas

Susan Rennie
Matthew Land


Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 250 x 250 mm ISBN: 9781782502081 Publication date: 17th September 2015
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scots Language Ideal for ages: 4, 5, 6 and 7
'On the 1st day o Yuletide,
My true luve gied tae me
A reid robin in a rowan tree.'

Inspired by the traditional verse, this stunning adaptation features Scots words and animals that are easy to understand and pronounce, including hoolets (owls) and bonnie doos (beautiful doves). Perfect for children and parents to read and sing along to throughout the festive season.


'A charming, old-fashioned Christmas offering.'
-- Publishers Weekly

'The Scots words are easy to pronounce and fun to say making this a version that is perfect for all to join in and chant together.'
-- The Guardian

12 Days o Yule


Susan Rennie lectures on the history of Scots and lexicography at Glasgow University. A renowned Scots language expert, she is a co-founder of Scots language publisher Itchy Coo and author of several Scots language books for children.

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Matthew Land is an illustrator currently living in Edinburgh. Since graduating with a degree in illustration from University College Falmouth in 2012, he has interspersed his illustration with travelling the world. He is the illustrator of two Traditional Scottish Tales picture books, The Dragon Stoorworm…

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