A Stranger Came Ashore by Mollie Hunter
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When Finn Learson literally stumbles out of a stormy sea into a small village on the Shetland Isles, he steals the villagers' hearts. He's handsome and charming, he helps with the fishing and the harvest, and he's particularly drawn to Robbie's older sister Elspeth, with her beautiful long golden hair. Yet there's something about Finn that makes Robbie and his dog Tam feel uneasy. Haunted by local tales of the Selkie folk, Robbie suspects there's more to Finn than meets the eye. But who would believe Robbie's wild suspicions? As the story reaches its explosive finale at the fire festival of Up Helly Aa, can Robbie reveal the truth in time to save his sister? One of Mollie Hunter's most popular novels for children, A Stranger Came Ashore was first published in 1975 to great acclaim. This new Kelpies Classics edition brings this much-loved Scottish classic to a new generation of children.
 

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Hailed as Scotland's most gifted storyteller and currently living in Inverness, Mollie Hunter has drawn many award-winning novels from her country's history. They include "You Never Knew Her As I Did, " a riveting tale about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her Carnegie Medal winner, "The Stronghold. A Sound Of Chariots, " her autobiographical novel, won the 1991 Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Floris Books. 134 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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When Old Da dies, not even Nicol, Elspeth's island suitor, will take Robbie's fears seriously, but at last the beaky, stooped schoolmaster Yarl Corbie, a wizard for sure and likely a raven as well, conspires with Robbie for reasons of his own to steal the stranger's hidden sealskin and win Elspet...

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