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We're Gangin on a Bear Hunt: We're Going on Bear Hunt in Scots

We're Gangin on a Bear Hunt: We're Going on Bear Hunt in Scots

A Scots language edition of the classic picture book for children. We're gaun tae catch a braw yin!

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ISBN 9781782503163
Barcode 9781782503163
Published 15 September 2016 by Floris Books
Format Paperback
Language Scots (lallans) (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Rosen, Michael
Illustrated by Oxenbury, Helen
Translated by Rennie, Susan
Series Picture Kelpies
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ISBN-13 9781782503163
ISBN-10 1782503161
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Floris Books
Imprint Kelpies
Publication Date 15 September 2016
International Publication Date 18 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language Scots (lallans)
Translated from English
Author(s) By Rosen, Michael
Illustrated by Oxenbury, Helen
Translated by Rennie, Susan
Series Picture Kelpies
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 270mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 212g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Imagination, Bear hunting
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

We're gangin on a bear hunt. We're gaun tae catch a braw yin. Whit a bonnie day! We're no feart. Get ready for a big adventure, as brave hunters and bear lovers trudge through muckle forests and skirlin snowstorms, claggie mud and a deep cauld river in search of a joukie bear. Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt is charmingly recreated in Scots for little adventurers. The original words and illustrations are transformed by language expert Susan Rennie into lively Scots for a bright and bonnie take on this favourite tale. Perfect for reading aloud with young children.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Such a lovely translation of a brilliant adventure rhyme... This is such a brilliant story and jings your kids will love hearing you trip over the Scots words. BookBairn actually enjoys this version more than the original -- I thinks Scots words are a bit more descriptive and onomatopoeic than the original -- and we will definitely be enjoying this one over and over again!' -- BookBairn, book blogger
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michael Rosen grew up in London and has worked as a writer, teacher, journalist, performer and broadcaster. He has written numerous picture books for young children, and fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. We're Going on a Bear Hunt won the Nestle Smarties Grand Prize in 1989. His other books include You Can't Catch Me and Don't Put Mustard in the Custard. Helen Oxenbury grew up in Ipswich and worked on sets and scenery in theatre, film and TV, before she started illustrating children's books. She illustrated the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and a number of board books for babies. Susan Rennie lectures on the history of Scots and lexicography at Glasgow University. A renowned Scots language expert, she is a co-founder of Scots language publisher Itchy Coo and author of several Scots language books for children.

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