The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

Picture Kelpies - Traditional Scottish Tales:
The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

Ishbel and Kenneth need to save their family from going hungry, so when they remember the old local tale about treasure under Urquhart Castle, they set off across Loch Ness in a rowing boat. But the loch may be hiding its own secrets. There's another ancient story about a giant monster living in the depths...

Legends of the Loch Ness Monster abound, but this new tale from renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don sidesteps the modern Nessie to create a new Loch Ness Monster myth inspired by local folklore.

A perfect companion to bestselling picture book The Secret of the Kelpie, also by Lari Don, this timeless tale of Scotland's most famous creature, atmospherically brought to life by Natasa Ilincic's stunning illustrations, is destined to become the classic Loch Ness Monster story.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 20.2 x 0.6 x 29.5 cm
  • Reading age: 4 - 7 years old
  • Publication date: 22 March 2018
  • ISBN: 178250480X

Lari Don

Lari has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and early readers to middle-grade adventures and teen thrillers.


Natasa Ilincic

Natasa is an artist and illustrator originally from Croatia and now living and working in Edinburgh. She is particularly inspired by magic and folklore. She is the illustrator of The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster and The Legend of the First Unicorn.

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