This is a early reader chapter book for ages 7-13, using relatively simple vocabulary and lively plot lines. The story was created by Scottish-American author Annie Hallinan.
The book is a series of adventures built around the school year in Scotland. Haggis is a friendly, red-faced eight year old boy growing up on a prosperous Scottish farm. His two closest friends are city-dwellers: Neeps is from southern England while Tatties just arrived all the way from America. This creates all sorts of tensions, misunderstandings and charming catastrophes. It's hard for the kids (and young readers) to realize how different three seemingly similar, English-speaking cultures can be, but they certainly are. There are different clothes, sports, foods, holidays and even different words for everyday things.
Confusion is their normal condition as they rocket through a the school year in the tiny Scottish village of Pitreekie. There’s a frisky cow named Jessie, a mysterious buried village, plus dungeons and towers and castles and more. They get in trouble and they save the day, plus all the adventures in between.
The book was released November 15, 2018 and is NOT available on-line. It is available exclusively from the Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC.
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