First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863158528

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn't best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn't entirely normal . . . and nor are his friends. Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world full of magical rituals, fantastical creatures and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everything hinges on finding the lost Book of Wisdom before the Winter Solstice. Can Helen work out the riddles and help her new friends to make amends for a foolish prank? This is a wonderful mixture of fable and fiction, woven together into an exciting race through Scotland's diverse landscapes, accompanied by an array of creatures from mythology and folklore.

The Big Bottom Hunt

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863157455

Category: Beaches

Page: 32

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A delightful and very funny story from writer and storyteller Lari Don, illustrated with great charm.

The Secret of the Kelpie

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782502524

Category: Folklore

Page: 32

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ANIMAL STORIES (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamour for a chance to ride the beautiful animal, Flora is worried. Where has this strange horse come from? Why are its hoof prints wet? Too late Flora realises this is no horse! It's a kelpie: a shape-shifting water horse from Scottish folklore known to steal children. Can Flora reveal the secret of the kelpie in time to save her family? The kelpie, once a lesser-known creature of Scottish mythology, is now enjoying legendary status as Andy Scott's magnificent Kelpies statues have become a world-famous tourist attraction. The classic tale of the kelpie is wonderfully retold for 4-7 year olds in this gripping adaptation by renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don, with breathtaking illustrations by artist Philip Longson. Ages 5+

Demons, Dragons, Monsters and Mayhem

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863159419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 135

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Are you ready to fall into a demon dimension, capture a troll and confront your deepest fears? Then read on! Daredevil werewolves, a grumpy centaur, giant mud-monsters and angry vampires are just some of the crazy creatures on the loose in this thrilling collection for fantasy fanatics. Enjoy FREE chapters from four best-selling books in the Kelpies imprint: dark and dangerous The Daemon Parallel; award-winning adventure First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; spooky How to Make a Golem (and Terrify People); and zany monster-hunting Really Weird Removals.com

Mind Blind

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782500642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Ciaran Bane is a criminal with a special talent: he can read minds. But his skill comes at a price. Lucy's sister is dead: killed for a secret Ciaran's family wants buried. Her blood is on Ciaran's hands. Only together can the unlikely allies discover the deadly secret. They can run but where can they hide if they aren't safe, even in their own minds? Award-winning author Lari Don skilfully weaves a fast-paced world of secrets, power and supernatural abilities in her first book for young teens.

Rocking Horse War

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863158951

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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One sunny morning the triplets disappear, leaving only a few mysterious clues behind: an open upstairs window, three missing rocking horses and some strangely shaped marks on the lawn outside. Could they be hoofprints? Used to their silly pranks, older sister Pearl sets out to find them. At the garden gate she encounters Thomas, the snooty grandson of a local earl, who warns her that the moors aren't safe today. But who is he to boss Pearl around? As she searches for the triplets and tries to outwit Thomas, Pearl's journey through the rugged Scottish hills unfolds into an incredible and perilous adventure. Pearl strives to outwit living, breathing rocking horses and several powerful land magicians, who turn the very rocks of the mountains against her. But can she trust the mysterious Thomas? And can she save her brother and sisters from the unknown fate that lies ahead? A tale of dark magic and destiny set in the 1920s Scottish Highlands.

The Tale of Tam Linn

Author: Lari Don

Publisher: Kelpies

ISBN: 9781782501343

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 32

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Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories... Deep in the woods, by a well, she meets a fairy knight -- the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen's spell. Janet decides to save him, but when the queen and her army appear, fairy magic turns Tam Linn into a whole host of Scottish creatures. Can Janet hold on long enough to rescue him? A sharp and intelligent retelling of the traditional Scottish fairy tale of Tam Linn, which originated in the Scottish Borders, adapted for a young audience. Award-winning author Lari Don's fresh take on this well-known story is perfectly complemented by artist Philip Longson's breathtaking illustrations. The Tale of Tam Linn is one of the titles in the new Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children.