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Brave Highland Heart

by (author) Heather Kellerhals-Stewart

illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Jan 1999
General, General, General
Recommended Age
5 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1999
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Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration nominee, 1999p align=left">Wherever my father puffs out his cheeks and plays the bagpipes, my brothers go to visit a friend. Our dog creeps under the bed, the horses flatten their ears, the hens cluck. And I cover my ears.

But one special night everyone listened when my father played his pipes.

For the youngest member in the family, the ceilidh is almost spoiled. She has been judged old enough to help, but too young to stay up like her brothers, or wear a kilt, or dance until dawn.

But when the bagpipes sound from the far hills she is there - hiding in the hay- watching, listening.

And on a night twinkling with fireflies, one small girl's brave Highland heart responds to her father and the ancient spell his music weaves.

About the authors

Heather Kellerhals-Stewart is an experienced writer of children's and young adult fiction. Some of her previous books include Skookum Sam, Spar Tree Man; Witches Fang; She Shoots, She Scores; Stuck Fast in Yesterday; and Brave Highland Heart, which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. Heather lives on Quadra Island where she hears many tall tales.

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