Speed Bonnie Boat by Alfredo Belli
A Tale from Scottish History Inspired by the Skye Boat Song (Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales)

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The British soldiers’ red coats and the bright tartans in which the handsome, downcast prince and other male Scots in the all-white cast are outfitted shine against the muted backgrounds. A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby.
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"Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, 'Onward!' the sailors cry; Carry the lad who's born to be king Over the sea to Skye." Sung throughout the world, the Skye Boat Song evocatively brings alive the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's famous journey from the Outer Hebrides to Skye, off Scotland's west coast, after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden. This stunning picture book, inspired by the lyrics of the traditional Scottish folksong, illustrates the true story of one of Scotland's most famous heroes and introduces younger children to this dramatic period of Scottish history. The beautiful landscapes and seascapes of Scotland's west coast are captured by Alfredo Belli's stunning illustrations.
 

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Published May 1, 2017 by Kelpies. 24 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, War, Children's Books.
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on Mar 29 2017

The British soldiers’ red coats and the bright tartans in which the handsome, downcast prince and other male Scots in the all-white cast are outfitted shine against the muted backgrounds. A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby.

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