"Stories, poems, and songs well known to many of Scottish heritage . . . will be enjoyed by all ages."
Gather around, children, for there are stories told of a world of Highlands and stone castles. Here the blow of the bagpipes ushers in the sheep from the hills and sailors on the coast. And in the dreamy night, fairies scurry about and the sandman, Angus, sells dreams to the little ones. This is a real place called Scotland, and here in this book are the poems and stories of its children.Filled with lullabies, folktales, and playful rhymes, The Wee Scot Book: Scottish Poems and Stories is an open invitation to youngsters worldwide to join the Scots at playtime. These are authentic songs and tales from the Scottish childhood of author and illustrator Aileen Campbell. She combines fascinating English text with verses from the old Scots' language. She also illustrates each spread with a delightful watercolor, sometimes highlighting the landscapes of the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.
About the Author
Aileen Campbell was born near Brahan Castle in northern Scotland. An art enthusiast even as a young girl, she was greatly influenced by J. Pittendrigh Macgillivray, the appointed king's limner, or royal painter, for Scotland. During World War II she served as a registered nurse and certified nurse-midwife in both Scotland and England before emigrating to Canada. After moving to the United States, where she served again as an RN and CNM in Maryland, she has now retired in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. There she continues to paint and to win recognition for her accomplished watercolors. At the same time that she continued her study of art she developed an interest in the music and literature of Scotland.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Europe
64 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
29 color illus. 45 b/w illus. Glossary
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