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The Dragon Stoorworm

Theresa Breslin
Matthew Land


Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 294 x 219 mm ISBN: 9781782501176 Publication date: 18th September 2014
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scottish Folklore Ideal for ages: 4, 5, 6 and 7
The Dragon Stoorworm was the very first, very worst dragon that ever lived. It was ginormous: almost as big as the whole of Scotland!

Many warriors set out to battle the terrible dragon, but they did not return, until…

Gentle Assipattle is no warrior but maybe together, he and the King of Scotland's daughter, Princess Gemdelovely, can free the country from the wrath of the Dragon Stoorworm.


'A lively retelling of the traditional Scottish folk tale of the Dragon Stoorworm (or Mester Stoor Worm), which explains the origins of Scotland’s many islands, adapted for a young audience.
Award-winning author Theresa Breslin’s story unfolds with wry humour while Matthew Land’s magical illustrations capture the fairy-tale beauty of Scotland.
A great way to ensure that stories such as this don’t die out.'
-- Scottish Field

'Picture Kelpies combine brilliant traditional tales with utterly stunning artwork (it's amazing to think that this is Matthew Land's first picture book - the man has a bright future ahead of him!).'
-- ReadItDaddy

'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

Dragon Stoorworm


Theresa Breslin OBE is a multi-award-winning author of over 50 books for children and young adults. Her work has been filmed for television, adapted for stage, broadcast on radio, translated world-wide and won many literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland…

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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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