James Robertson

James Robertson is a co-founder of Itchy Coo. He writes books for both adults and children, in English and in Scots. His novel The Testament of Gideon Mack was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2007. For Itchy Coo he has translated Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr Fox and A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh into Scots.

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  1. The Troll and the Kist o Gowd, Julia Donaldson, David Roberts & James Robertson

    The Troll and the Kist o Gowd

    The Troll in Scots

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by David Roberts.

    £6.99

    Julia Donaldson and David Roberts children's classic, The Troll, is translated into Scots by James Robertson for the very first time.
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  2. The Reiver Rat, Julia Donaldson

    The Reiver Rat

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    £6.99

    A new Scots translation of bestselling children's author Julia Donaldson's The Highway Rat.
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  3. Whit the Clockleddy Heard, Julia Donaldson

    Whit the Clockleddy Heard

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by Lydia Monks.

    £6.99

    Now available in Scots for the very first time, What the Ladybird Heard is the latest addition to Itchy Coo's fantastic range of books for children, now translated as Whit the Clockleddy Heard.
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  4. Room on the Broom in Scots, Julia Donaldson

    Room on the Broom in Scots

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    £6.99

    Room on the Broom is probably Julia Donaldson's best-loved picture book after The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. Following the huge success of these two titles in their Scots language versions, Room on the Broom in Scots is sure to be another big hit with Scottish mums, dads and bairns.
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  5. Katie's A Tae Z, James Robertson

    Katie's A Tae Z

    A Scots Alphabet for Wee Folk

    James Robertson


    Illustrated by Karen Sutherland.

    £7.99

    This new book is aimed at very young children and is the simplest and easiest introduction to Scots words with Karen Sutherland's cheerful and engaging pictures to go with them.
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  6. The Gruffalo's Wean, Julia Donaldson

    The Gruffalo's Wean

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    £6.99

    A fantastic translation of Julia Donaldson's The Grufallo's Child into Scots by James Robertson, The Gruffalo's Wean is the sequel to the bestselling The Gruffalo in Scots.
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  7. Katie's Pairty, James Robertson

    Katie's Pairty

    A Fun Day for Wee Folk

    James Robertson


    Illustrated by Karen Sutherland.

    £7.99

    In this new book Katie invites all her best friends round for a pairty. Lots of her usual friends are there and a few new ones. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Katie book if her wee moose wasn't hiding somewhere on every page!
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  8. The Gruffalo in Scots, Julia Donaldson

    The Gruffalo in Scots

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    £6.99

    Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Scots.
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  9. Republics of the Mind, James Robertson

    Republics of the Mind

    New and Selected Stories

    James Robertson

    £9.99

    Surreal, realistic, angry, philosophical, funny and humane, Robertson's shorter fiction explores the lives of his characters with the same deftness of touch that has brought critical acclaim for novels such as And the Land Lay Still and The Testament of Gideon Mack.
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  10. Wee Rabbie's Rhymes, James Robertson

    Wee Rabbie's Rhymes

    Burns for Wee Folk

    James Robertson


    Illustrated by Karen Sutherland.

    £5.99

    Out of stock

    A simple, funny, colourful introduction to Burns, Wee Rabbie's Rhymes will entertain the bairns and encourage parents and teachers not only to recite the lines from the poems but perhaps also to sing the tunes to songs.
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  11. The Sleekit Mr Tod: Fantastic Mr Fox in Scots, Roald Dahl

    The Sleekit Mr Tod

    Fantastic Mr Fox in Scots

    Roald Dahl

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    Translated by James Robertson.


    Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    £4.99

    Read James Robertson's braw translation of Roald Dahl's classic story to find out if the Sleekit Mr Tod is sleekit enough to escape the wrath of the scunnersome fermers.
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