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  • Published: 30 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781446495612
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 48

Katie Morag And The Birthdays




An ebook edition of the fabulous gift book featuring children's favourite, Katie Morag McColl.

Katie Morag is desperate for it to be her birthday, but as she soon discovers, there are plenty of other birthdays to be celebrated on Struay both before and after hers.

Find out what excitements are in store for Katie Morag and her Two Grandmothers on their special day . . .

  • Pub date: 30 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781446495612
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 48

About the Author

Mairi Hedderwick

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Mairi Hedderwick was a teacher before she started illustrating children’s books. As an author and illustrator her most popular character, Katie Morag, was created in 1984.

Katie Morag’s home on the fictional Hebridean island of Struay is not a million sea miles away from her author’s life long association with the Isle of Coll.

In 2013 Katie Morag joined Cbeebies with the successful TV series produced by Move On Up / Struay Films.

Mairi Hedderwick has also written and illustrated many other books for children and adults, all with the backdrop of the Highlands and Islands. She was awarded an Honorary Degree from Stirling University in 2003 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to writing and illustration in Scotland, especially for children.

Her illustrated adult books are An Eye on the Hebrides, which is a record of a six month continous journey through the islands on the west of Scotland. Highland Journey, follows the footsteps of Victorian writer and artist John T Reid; Sea Change, logs the passage of 26ft vintage yacht Anassa from east to west coast Scotland via the Caledonian canal; Shetland Rambles, her latest illustrated personal journey is in tandem with John T Reid once more. The Last Laird of Coll is a memoir of Kenneth Stewart, last laird of Coll.

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Praise for Katie Morag And The Birthdays

“As well as another brilliantly-crafted story, we get some great make-and-do ideas here for making several attractive presents”

Evening Echo (Cork)

“Not only can you fill in the calendar at the back of the book with your own special birthdays, you can also make birthday cards, cake . . . My six-year old daughter loved this book so much, she slept with it!”

Norwich Evening News

“Affectionate, cosy look at family life with detailed and fascinating illustrations”

Bournemouth Daily Echo

“Mairi Hedderwick delivers a neatly packaged tale for every month . . . All the old characters are here and the pictures are packed with fun detail”

The Scotsman

“Full of wonderful details of island life and ideas for making your own presents”

Junior News and Mail

“A great concept for a new Katie Morag title, with a mini adventure for every month”

Achuka

“Even those unfamiliar with the Hebridean isle of Struay and its inhabitants can't fail to fall for this busy, fictional world, brought to life with wit and warmth through Hedderwick's stories and detailed illustrations”

Scottish Sunday Herald

“The latest book about the wee Scottish lassie... Katie fans won't be disappointed.”

Newbury Weekly News

“This child's book is educational and value for money - a rare combination indeed!”

The South Wales Argus

“A charming book”

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“"Full of wonderful details of island life and ideas for making your own presents"”

Junior News and Mail

“"Even those unfamiliar with the Hebridean isle of Struay and its inhabitants can't fail to fall for this busy, fictional world, brought to life with wit and warmth through Hedderwick's stories and detailed illustrations"”

Lindsey Fraser, Scottish Sunday Herald

“The latest book about the wee Scottish lassie... Katie fans won't be disappointed.”

Newbury Weekly News

“This child's book is educational and value for money - a rare combination indeed!”

Jayne Bennett, The South Wales Argus

“...a charming book...”

Phil Hewitt, Etc

“With Hedderwick's wonderful, credible characters, superbly detailed pictures of the windswept Isle of Struay and the cosy, untidy interiors of the houses, this is a timeless treasure.”

Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner


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