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The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

Lari Don
Natasa Ilincic


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Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 294 x 219 mm ISBN: 9781782504801 Publication date: 22 March 2018
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scottish Folklore Ideal for ages: 4, 5, 6 and 7 Not available to buy in USA Canada

'Don't you remember the old story? About two doors hidden in the rock? Behind one door there's a room full of poison, behind the other there's a room full of treasure!'

'That's just a story. It's not real. It's no more real than the big green monster our great-granpda thought he saw in the loch when he was wee.'


'Utterly stunning... Amidst what can be a crowded Nessie market, this is a tale that draws on traditional myth and local folklore to create a more traditional story that is sure to appeal to children from Scotland and further afield... Natasa Ilincic's Nessie is dragon-like, almost Tolkien-esque. Her illustrations of the Scottish Highlands have just the right amount of realism and atmosphere to evoke this magical place but leave enough to children's imaginations to create their own world.'
-- Lomond

Praise for The Secret of the Kelpie:

'The Secret of the Kelpie is a classic tale of the kelpie that is wonderfully and beautifully retold for children ages 4-7 in this gripping adaptation by renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don, and enhanced with the breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson. Very highly recommended for school and community library picture book collections.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'The story is haunting, and along with its lovely, detailed illustrations, it captures the look and feel of Scotland perfectly. '
--Goodreads, Barbara

Praise for the Scottish Traditional Tales:
'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

Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and…

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Natasa Ilincic is a designer and illustrator originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and now living and working in Edinburgh. She is particularly inspired by magic and folklore. The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster is her first picture book.

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