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Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle

Theresa Breslin
Teresa Martinez


This book is currently reprinting but can be pre-ordered now. It will be available again on 4 August 2022. Orders will be shipped as soon as the book is released.

Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 242 x 283 mm ISBN: 9781782505129 Publication date: 21st June 2018
Genre: Historical Themes: Mary, Queen of Scots, Scottish History 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.


'A gripping story that is simply packed from cover to cover with historical detail.'
-- Midwest Book Review

‘Nicely illustrated, simple enough for a young reader to get a glimpse into Scottish history. This would be a good pre-reader to those who may enjoy, but are a little too young for the “I Survived” books. 4/5’
-- Youth Services Book Review

'This is a beautifully illustrated and fun book that explores an exciting but lesser known story from Scottish history in an accessible and interesting way that parents and children will enjoy reading together.'

'A well-researched historical fiction treatment... This is well written and gives a good deal of information. The real star here are the gorgeous illustrations by Teresa Martinez that grace every page and complete the story. Youngsters will enjoy learning about this interesting time in the British Isles.'
-- San Francisco Book Review

Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle


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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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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