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Harris the Hero: A Puffin's Adventure (Picture Kelpies) [Paperback]

Lynne Rickards , Gabby Grant
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21 Mar 2013 Picture Kelpies
Harris the puffin is lonely and at a loose end. He sets out travelling, looking for adventure and meets a lost baby seal. Harris bravely helps his new young companion, but they run into trouble. Then a happy crowd of Scottish sea life pitches in: an eiderduck, a dolphin, otters and some fish. And there are more new friends to come...Lynne Rickards' rollicking rhymes are matched by the verve and character in Gabby Grant's loveable illustrations. Set in Scotland on the Isle of May. From the team who brought you Lewis Clowns Around.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kelpies (21 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863159524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863159527
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lynne was born in Canada but has been happily settled in Scotland since 1992. She has been a writer of sorts all her life, working as a translator in Toronto, a proofreader in Montreal and an editor in Glasgow. Her early career included a brief stint as a children's illustrator for Crabtree Publishing Company, and this has proved invaluable in her picture book writing. She can visualise a story, then let someone else do the hard work of illustrating! Lynne began writing for children when her own kids were learning to read. Several of her books feature penguins in starring roles because her son loves penguins. The idea of a penguin turning pink was her daughter's.

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'The book is written in rhyming couplets by Lynne Rickards and is delightfully illustrated by Gabby Grant.' -- Lothian Life 'The book is melodic to read, with lively, colourful pictures. Clearly the author loves the region and has bought the wilds of Scotland to life in the book, aided beautifully by the pictures. It is a happy book with a strong humorous vein. This would be a good 'read aloud' book, but also a moderate reader could enjoy learning the words and phrases helped by the rhythmic text.' -- Armadillo Magazine 'The animals are charming and the pathos of the baby seal gives quite an emotional tug. A light airy touch with colour allows the sense of space and fresh sea breezes through.' -- Books for Keeps 'You could spend hours poring over the illustrations alone in this book, as it is full of superb pictures giving us a bird's-eye view of landscapes and stunning shorelines and seascapes. The enormous attention to detail in the portrayal of all the different birds and animals means we have a real feast for the eye here.' -- The School Librarian 'Written in a lovely rich rhyme, this is a delightful story, with a gentle underpinning message about how, through helping others, we can often help ourselves. Bright colourful illustrations add warmth and gentleness to a lovely tale. This picture book is particularly suitable for reading aloud and sharing together.' -- Carousel

About the Author

Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and now lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She grew up reading Dr Seuss books and as a result she loves writing in rhyme. Her picture book Pink! was nominated for a Royal Mail Book Award. She is the author of Lewis Clowns Around (Picture Kelpies). Gabby Grant studied illustration at Westminster University, London. She combines illustration with graphic design and prop-making for TV and film, and has worked on programmes ranging from Newsnight to Harry Hill's TV Burp. She is the illustrator of two other Picture Kelpies, The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don, and Lewis Clowns Around by Lynne Rickards.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book! 13 July 2014
A lovely story with beautiful illustrations. Our firm favourite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would highly recommend. 3 July 2014
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This is a magnificent book. Based in Scotland about Puffins. Lovely rhyming book and the moral of the story is about friendship and helping others. Would highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 16 May 2014
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Fantastic story my 6 year old son loves this book since his name is also Harris he thinks its wonderful
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Story 17 Jan 2014
By Smee
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This came within the delivery time but the true star of this purchase was Harris! An excellent read for children (and even the adults are going to love this one too!) A great story, set in Scotland featuring some of Scotland's iconic wildlife and to make it even better it rhymes, it has a good moral throughout with an excellent motto to finish. Any child (or person young at heart) will want to read this over and over again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book 7 Dec 2013
By Leigh
We bought this for our 2 yr old daughter and it is her favourite book. She loves the wonderful illustrations and because the places in the book she knows fairly well. Plus the small fact her older and younger brothers are called Lewis & Harris probably helps. Would highly recommend this book.
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