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Mollie Hunter - A Stranger Came Ashore (Kelpies) - 9780863158834 - V9780863158834
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A Stranger Came Ashore (Kelpies)

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Description for A Stranger Came Ashore (Kelpies) Paperback. Robbie knows there's something strange about the man who stumbles out of a stormy sea into the Shetland islanders lives. Will anyone believe him? Mollie Hunter's best-known story, a true Scottish classic. Series: Kelpies: Classic Kelpies. Num Pages: 144 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFC; YFJ. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 199 x 134 x 11. Weight in Grams: 140.

When Finn Learson literally stumbles out of a stormy sea into a small village on the Shetland Isles, he steals the villagers' hearts. He's handsome and charming, he helps with the fishing and the harvest, and he's particularly drawn to Robbie's older sister Elspeth, with her beautiful long golden hair.

Yet there's something about Finn that makes Robbie and his dog Tam feel uneasy. Haunted by local tales of the Selkie folk, Robbie suspects there's more to Finn than meets the eye. But who would believe Robbie's wild suspicions?

As the story reaches its explosive finale ... Read more

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Floris Books
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Kelpies: Classic Kelpies
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Mollie Hunter
Mollie Hunter (1922-2012) wrote more than 25 novels for children since 1953, incorporating a life-long exploration of Scotland's folklore and history into her stories. She received numerous awards and honours for her books, including the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Carnegie Medal.

Reviews for A Stranger Came Ashore (Kelpies)
'Strange and chilling... it captures that sense of unease that springs from old, old superstitions that might yet harbour a grain of truth.'
Den of Geek 'Stunning in its blend of local tradition and belief, legend and life.'
Elizabeth Wein, The Guardian, What are the best Scottish children's books? 'First published nearly forty years ago, Mollie's story ... Read more

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