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The Dragon Stoorworm - Traditional Scottish Tales Books Kelpies | Alder & Alouette

The Dragon Stoorworm | Folk Tales for Children | Ages 4 to 7 years

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The Dragon Stoorworm was the very first, very worst dragon that ever lived. It was ginormous: almost as big as the whole of Scotland.

The King of Scotland called for warriors to defeat the terrible dragon and save his daughter, the Princess, from being eaten. But none who faced the dragon ever returned, until...

Gentle Assipattle is no warrior, but maybe together, he and the Princess can free Scotland from the wrath of the Dragon Stoorworm.

A lively retelling of the traditional Scottish folk tale of the Dragon Stoorworm (or Mester Stoor Worm), which explains the origins of Scotland's many islands, adapted for a young audience.

Award-winning author Theresa Breslin's story unfolds with wry humor while Matthew Land's magical illustrations capture the fairy-tale beauty of Scotland.

The Dragon Stoorworm is one of a range of picture books that bring classic folk and fairy tales to life for young children."


  • The Dragon Stoorworm
  • Written by Theresa Breslin and Illustrated by Matthew Land. 
  • Published by Kelpies, Edinburgh, Scotland; September 15, 2014
  • Ages 4 to 7 years
  • 0.3" H x 11.4" L x 8.5" W (0.4 lbs) 24 pages
  • Softcover