The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots
Edited by JAMES ROBERTSON and MATTHEW FITT
Written by MARTIN WADDELL.
Edited by JAMES ROBERTSON and MATTHEW FITT.
Introduction by JULIA DONALDSON.
Illustrated by EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK.
Nine of Hans Christian Andersen’s favourite fairy tales are featured in this book, now retold in Scots for the first time by a host of well known Scottish writers.
NINE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES TELLT IN SCOTS FOR THE FIRST TIME:
The Princess and the Pea TRANSLATIT BY ELAINE C. SMITH
The Ugly Deukie (The Ugly Duckling) TRANSLATIT BY SHANE STRACHAN
The Tindel-Box (The Tinderbox) TRANSLATIT BY THOMAS CLARK
The Wee Match Lassie (The Little Match Girl) TRANSLATIT BY JAMES ROBERTSON
The High Heid Yin’s New Claes (The Empmperor’s New Clothes) TRANSLATIT BY VAL McDERMID
The Tin Sodger (The Tin Soldier) TRANSLATIT BY MATTHEW FITT
The Princess and the Grumpumphieman (The Swineherd) TRANSLATIT BY SUSI BRIGGS
The Nichtingale (The Nightingale) TRANSLATIT BY ASHLEY DOUGLAS
The Wee Sea Quine (The Little Mermaid) TRANSLATIT BY SHEENA BLACKHALL
Published: 24 September 2020
Format: 267x244mm, hardback
Extent: 128 pages
Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. He has won many awards for his work, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004.
Emma Chichester Clark studied art at the Royal College of Art. She has worked as a freelancer for magazines, publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, but now dedicates most of her time to children's books.
Matthew Fitt is a novelist and poet as well as a translator. An acknowledged expert in the field of Scots language education, he has written numerous children’s books and translated a number of titles into Scots including Roald Dahl’s The Eejits and Geordie’s Mingin Medicine, David Walliams’ Mr Mingin and Billionaire Bairn and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane. He is a co-founder of and contributing author to the Itchy Coo imprint. Matthew was winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books award at the 2020 Scottish Book Trust Awards.
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 into Scots include Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr Fox and A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the- Pooh.
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