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Enjoy this epic adventure as Stick Man, lost in the wilderness, navigates perilous seasons to get home in time for Christmas. From the best-loved creators of The Gruffalo and available in Scots for the very first time, Stick Man in Scots is a story of family, fearlessness and exploration!

Stick Mannie bides in the faimly tree
Wi his Stick Wifie Love and their stick bairnies three . . .

After his morning jog goes horribly awry, this is the tale of Stick Man's epic journey to find his family, through the wilderness and seasons of the year. Can he make it past the playful puppy, through the river, past the nesting swan and even survive fiery flames in time for Christmas? It's not easy being a stick man, but with a bit of bravery, a touch of luck and a little help from a festive friend, he might just succeed!

Full of fun rhymes, adventurous twists and turns plus endlessly charming illustrations, Stick Man is a modern Christmas classic sure to entertain the whole family.

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Product Information

Published: 13 October 2022
Format: 280x224mm, Paperback
Extent: 32 pages
ISBN: 9781785304286


Julia Donaldson (Author)
Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard.

Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
Axel Scheffler is one of the world's best-loved illustrators. A publishing phenomenon with millions of copies sold, he has illustrated some of the bestselling and most-read children's books over the last twenty years.

James Robertson (Translator)
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 his translations include Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox and A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.