The Tale of Tam Linn | Books to Inspire Imagination | Ages 4 to 7 years Children’s Books - Alder & Alouette

The Tale of Tam Linn | Books to Inspire Imagination | Ages 4 to 7 years

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Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories...

Deep in the woods, by a well, she meets a fairy knight -- the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen's spell.

Janet decides to save him, but when the queen and her army appear, fairy magic turns Tam Linn into a whole host of creatures. Can Janet hold on long enough to rescue him?

A sharp and intelligent retelling of the traditional fairy tale of Tam Linn, which originated in the Scottish Borders, adapted for a young audience. Award-winning author Lari Don's fresh take on this well-known story is perfectly complemented by artist Philip Longson's breathtaking illustrations.


  • Written by Lari Don and illustrated by Philip Longson.
  • Published by Kelpies, Scotland; September 15, 2014. 
  • Ages 4 to 7 years 
  • 0.3" H x 11.5" L x 8.5" W (0.45 lbs) 32 pages
  • Softcover

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