This is the most beautifully illustrated book I have ever bought .It is stunning and very well done .The stories are significant to my family and as I have an Irish grandson and a Scottish grandson , I shall buy another book to allow them both to have one each.It is the colours too so lovely the illustrations could actually make lovely nursery pictures if you could bear to cut the book that is!
Absolutely fabulous book. My 5 year old is completely enthralled by these stories. Rashie Coat and the one about the Water Kelpie are her favourites. I also love the little description of the origins of each story at the start of each one. I have since purchased another 2 as presents for friends as I thought they were so wonderful.
I bought this as my nieces Xmas gift and she adores it! In fact, so do I! I want to purchase one for my own daughter. Beautiful stories and magical illustrations really bring the experience of bedtime stories to life! A must on children's folk tales
These magical tales deserve a place on every child's bookcase. Theresa Breslin's An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales has captured the imagination through her beautifully crafted and evocative words. I shall look out for more of her books. Kate Leiper's illustrations are outstanding-I love them. Each page has gorgeous paintings full of tiny eye catching details, some only noticed at a second glance. I would buy it for the illustrations alone! Having seen Kate Leiper's paintings at The Story Telling Centre when visiting Edinburgh (on the Royal Mile - don't miss it!) I expected nothing but the best and she has exceeded expectations. This book is truly a treasury. I will be buying more as a gift for young children as well as other adults who would enjoy a children's classic for themselves or their children and grandchildren.