Conner’s birth is bleak, but he develops splendidly. As a young ram, he takes part in the annual HIGHLAND SHEEP GAMES and falls in love. But then the dark prophecies seem to come true…
Paperback book to scare and smile for young people and adults
Linen binding with dust jacket, 116 pages, some with illustrations and appended recipes for delicious Scottish sweets.
Text and illustrations: Elfi Schöniger
Translator Andrew Catford
5,0 von 5 Sternen A lovely tale about a special Highland sheep! Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 14. Januar 2017
This heartwarming story tells of Conner and his clan of lovable sheep who live in the northern Highlands of Scotland. It is, in the best sense, a daft wee tale, with lots of nods to Highland and Gaelic legends and customs.D.Shaw at AMAZON
Conner is born with a magical aura on the night of a full moon, as the other sheep gather round to foretell great things for this striking new lamb. Suspend disbelief from then on! For this is just a lovely story, where you will quickly come to believe in sheep taking part in Highland games, sheep wearing kilts, sheep enjoying a dram of whisky and falling in love, gossiping, and generally getting up to mischief.
Conner grows up a bold and adventurous sheep, and takes to making expeditions by night into the romantic villages of Bettyhill or Ullapool. He finds he has a sweet tooth and gorges on cranachan and other tasty Highland delights after wandering into deserted kitchens. His girlfriend Abbie accompanies him on one night-time adventure when Conner nearly comes unstuck.
This simple story, full of charm and nonsense and fun, actually evokes the true wonder of the remote Highlands rather well, and the author’s love for everything Highland shines through. She even includes recipes for some of Conner’s favourite Scottish treats at the end. The story was originally published in German and is now well translated into English.
The ending is suitably mystical! Warmly recommended for young and old.
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