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The Reiver Rat: The Highway Rat in Scots (Highway Rat Scots Edition) Paperback – Illustrated, 8 Oct 2015
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About the Author
James Robertson is the General Editor of Itchy Coo and a contributing author to many Itchy Coo books. He has translated classics by Roald Dahl and A. A. Milne into Scots. He also writes for adults and has published four novels, including the bestselling "The Testament of Gideon Mack."
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Another Julia Donaldson book which is far better in Scots than in English.
The rhythm of the rhymes flow better in this book compared to the English version and has much more character. I particularly like the verse about the bridies and bannocks.
These books only get bad reviews from people who have a misconception of Scots, mixing up the language with dialects. Or people who are totally unfamiliar with Scots and blaming the book for being uncomprehensible for some reason. I've even seen bad reviews because people thought they had bought the English versions!
I've bought all the Julia Donaldson books in English for my 2 year old son and currently buying the Scots versions too; I hope they bring out more Dundonian versions after 'The Gruffalo'.
My son seems to enjoy the Scots stories better and always asks for those versions instead.
I highly recommend these books to any Scottish children who love Julia Donaldson stories.
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