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Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle

by Theresa Breslin

Part of the Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales Series

Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle Synopsis

The true story of the daring escape of Mary, Queen of Scots from the island castle in Lochleven is well-known throughout Scotland and the world. Multi-award-winning author Theresa Breslin, who has carefully researched Mary's life, has adapted this famous adventure into a picture book for children. Through stunning illustrations and a gripping story, both packed with historical detail, children will feel the tension of Mary's imprisonment and the excitement of her escape plans, gaining insight into this fascinating period of Scottish history. A full and engaging historical tale for children from a fabulous Scottish storyteller.

Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle Press Reviews

'A gripping story that is simply packed from cover to cover with historical detail.' -- Midwest Book Review `Nicely illustrated, simple enough for a young reader to get a glimpse into Scottish history. This would be a good pre-reader to those who may enjoy, but are a little too young for the I Survived books. 4/5' -- Youth Services Book Review 'This is a beautifully illustrated and fun book that explores an exciting but lesser known story from Scottish history in an accessible and interesting way that parents and children will enjoy reading together.' -- GeekMom.com 'A well-researched historical fiction treatment... This is well written and gives a good deal of information. The real star here are the gorgeous illustrations by Teresa Martinez that grace every page and complete the story. Youngsters will enjoy learning about this interesting time in the British Isles.' -- San Francisco Book Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782505129
Publication date: 21st June 2018
Author: Theresa Breslin
Publisher: Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages
Categories: Picture storybooks,

About Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin OBE is a multi-award-winning author of over 50 books for children and young adults. Her work has been filmed for television, adapted for stage, broadcast on radio, translated world-wide and won many literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland and is a regular visitor at book festivals and schools. Theresa was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award in March 2019, and was made an OBE in June 2019. Teresa Martinez was born and brought up in rural Mexico, moving to Monterrey to go to school. She studied graphic design and painting before becoming a children's ...

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