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Scotland's Story [Hardcover]

H. E. Marshall
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Book Description

8 Sep 2006

If you are you looking to inspire your child with the story of Scottish History, H E Marshall's classic Scotland's Story is perfect. This compelling book features the stories of Macbeth, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonny Prince Charlie and will appeal to anyone whose heart stirs at the sound of a bagpipe.

Scotland's Story Key Benefits:

- Simple narrative, enthralling character descriptions and beautiful illustrations make this the ideal read for children

- The vivid presentation of historical events will capture children's imaginations

- The perfect gift for any child!

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Galore Park (8 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902984773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902984773
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A miniature masterpiece. --Stephen Fry

Astonishingly accurate, quite brilliant! --David Starkey

Extraordinarily evocative to a child's imagination. --Lady Antonia Fraser

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This history of Scotland from the earliest times is, in the words of H E Marshall herself, a story 'woven with the golden threads of romance and glittering with the rubies and sapphires of Fairyland.'

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book for Kids 13 April 2010
My father bought me this book (and much of the H.E. Marshall series) when I was a child and I absolutely loved them. I am revisiting this book in particular as an English language teaching aid because of how clearly it tells so many stories. It is written in wonderfully simple language yet it never patronises. A very charming book indeed! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb sweep of Scotland's history 10 Feb 2013
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This is a superb sweep through the long and fascinating history of Scotland without any obvious party political spin.

It is clearly and beautifully written for young readers but its scope is a first rate aide-memoire for older readers whose memory may have grown hazy with time.

It is a matter of great regret that the writer is no longer with us to keep updating it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Puts the "story" back into "history"! 26 Dec 2004
By Penny Lane - Published on
This delightful book recounts the history of Scotland in language simple enough for a child to understand and appreciate, yet colourful and detailed enough to provide an accurate and comprehensive treatment of this vast subject. It transports the reader to another world, of mighty rulers, daring knights and heroic princes. It is so riveting that I read it three times in a row when I was seven, and remember it fondly to this day...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Read-Alouds 7 Mar 2006
By E. Tesone - Published on
Scotland's Story is simply wonderful! It's an old classic that's finally available again at a reasonable price. Marshall writes for children, and my K- and 2nd grader have loved these stories, but I've been equally enthralled. She begins with legends of the earliest Scots, and becomes more authoritative as she gains the ground of documented events. Read about Macbeth and Macduff, Malcolm Canmore, the beloved William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, all the Jameses, Mary-Queen of Scots, and on up through their Union to England, the last of the Stewarts (a line birthed with a wonderful tale in the early part of the book), and into the 19th century a bit. The chapters are not especially long, but even so are broken up into short sections for quick, easy read-alouds. We're ordering this book, as renewing it from the library is getting tiresome....and it's one we want to add to our library!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring children's history 27 Jun 2007
By L. Beasley - Published on
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I picked up Scotland's Story because I loved Marshall's Our Island Story (about Britain) so much. Like that history, Scotland's Story is a personality-centric history: Each chapter tells the unfolding tale of Scotland through an episode (real or legendary; Marshall always indicates when something is not precisely factual) in the life of a famous Scot. There is just enough fact to educate and just enough fantasy to entice a young mind.

One important caveat: The story of Scotland--and every other nation, no doubt--is rarely one of sweetness and light. This is a story of one battle and war and imprisonment after another. Nevertheless, Marshall never forgets her audience, the upper elementary-aged child (although my 4-year-old has thoroughly enjoyed both Our Island Story and Scotland's Story, with occasional on-the-fly editing from Mommy). Another top pick: Naxos Audiobooks' unabridged Our Island Story on audio CD, surprisingly one of my daughter's favorite listens.
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 26 Nov 2012
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A purchased this because the reviews / summary indicated this would be a good history of Scotland for kids. I needed a book my 6 year old could understand to study Scotland for his school project. I can barely get through it myself, it's so boring. Too many superfluous details. I can't even tell what's true or not.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SCOTLAND'S STORY 16 Dec 2008
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Describes the scotish history in a very simple way, which permits an easy comprehension of the historical facts, of that people and land, for those who are initiating these studies.
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