The Sky Beneath the Stone Map

Discover Underfell!


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Ivy North is an adventurer and expert map reader who can pitch a tent in four minutes flat. There’s just one problem.
She’s afraid to go outside…

When her little brother is transformed into a kestrel, Ivy follows him into Underfell, the strange and magical realm beyond the garden wall. This extraordinary new world is full of powerful fairies and purple skies, and is bursting with the unexpected.


 

Map of Underfell

Discover Underfell for yourself with our interactive map! Click on a location on the map below to uncover exciting extracts and interesting facts.



About the Author

Alex Mullarky is an author, playwright, screenwriter and veterinary nurse who loves to tell stories about nature and magic. Raised in Cumbria, she studied English Literature at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. She now lives on the edge of Edinburgh and spends her free time walking with her dog, wild swimming and playing roller derby. The Sky Beneath the Stone is her debut novel.


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Find Your Local Unicorn

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Scotland, a young prince lost his smile.

No one could help Prince Donald find his smile until his friend Hana, the magician’s granddaughter, had an idea. Using her grandfather’s magic, she created a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and called him a ‘unicorn’.

When the prince became a wise king, with a clever magician by his side, he asked the castle stonemason to carve ninety-nine unicorn statues. King Donald placed the stone unicorns all over his kingdom, so that people would never forget how the prince found his smile.

And many of them are still there to this day, as you can see in the map below!

Do you have a local unicorn? If you do, we would love to hear about it! Send us your unicorn photos, drawings and stories by email, Twitter or Facebook (make sure to tag @DiscoverKelpies!), and we’ll add our favourites to the map!

The Legend of the First Unicorn

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Scotland, a young prince lost his smile.

No one could help Prince Donald find his smile until his friend Hana, the magician’s granddaughter, had an idea. Using her grandfather’s magic, she created a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and called him ‘a unicorn’.

As Hana and Donald play and chase the unicorn through the forest, it seems that this magical animal might hold the key to the prince’s smile. But what is that fierce beast lurking in the trees?

The unicorn, magical and strong, is Scotland’s national animal and heraldic symbol. Inspired by local folklore, renowned author Lari Don weaves an enchanting origin tale of the first unicorn, which is brought to life by Natasa Ilincic’s rich illustrations.

The Secret of the Kelpie in Scotland

Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths.

And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie.

But it’s easy to forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon…

So begins the latest Traditional Scottish Tale from Lari Don and Philip Longson. The kelpie, or water-horse, is prolific in Scottish folklore, and during the course of her research for The Secret of the Kelpie and other books, Lari has tracked down local kelpie legends from the length and breadth of the country. Check out our map below to see how the story of the kelpie varies from place to place. And Lari will be reading from The Secret of the Kelpie live from the site of Scotland’s most famous Kelpies this Sunday 20th March. Visit the Helix website for more details.

Does your home town have its own version of the kelpie story? Join us on Facebook and Twitter to share your own kelpie legend!