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Robert the Bruce: the king and the spider

Robert the Bruce: the king and the spider

MacPherson, Molly, author; Martínez, Teresa, 1980- artist

The legend of Robert the Bruce's inspiring encounter with a tenacious spider, popularised by Sir Walter Scott, is well known throughout Scotland and the rest of the world. Following the rebellious king's journey from crushing defeat in battle and daring escape to lonely exile in a dark cave, Robert the Bruce spots a tiny spider that refuses to give up trying to spin its web. Inspired by its perseverance, King Robert returns to the cause, eventually leading his army to victory at the Battle of Bannockburn, a defining moment in Scottish history. Through stunning illustrations and a gripping story, packed with historical detail, children will experience the tension of Robert the Bruce's escape and the excitement of his return to victory

Paperback, Book. English. Picture Books. Historical fiction. Children's stories. Early Years.
Published Edinburgh: Kelpies, 2019
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Molly MacPherson ; illustrated by Teresa Martinez
ISBN: 178250558X, 9781782505587
Intended audience: Preschool.
Physical Description: 24 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 x 27 cm.
Series: Traditional Scottish tales
Subject: Robert I, King of Scots, 1274-1329 Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Scotland History Robert I, 1306-1329 Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Traditional Scottish tales.