Author(s): Mairi Hedderwick
Everyone is excited about the new ballet and tap classes. Everyone, that is, except Katie Morag! But the two grandmothers have decided - she will go to ballet and she will wear a frilly skirt! What is Katie Morag going to do?
A new adventure packed with Hedderwick's customary clever narrative twists and humorous details. The Glasgow Herald 20070224 Hedderwick's soft-wash illustrations capture the timeless space and beauty of the island and contemporary bustle of its population. The Guardian 20070310 As always Hedderwick's soft-toned watercolours are full of atmosphere and humorous detail. The Scotsman 20070331 Short review Burnley Express 20070327 a lovely story just begging to be read out loud South Wales Argus 20070421 Short review Newbury Weekly News 20070329 We enjoyed this lovely book. The pictures are lovely and busy so its nice to be able to talk about the island and what's going on outside of the story itself. 5/5 Totz2Teens 20080219 Delightfully original character, setting, and story. bournemouthecho.co.uk 20080229 Delightful! The South Wales Argus 20080308 One of my favourite books of the last year Angels and Urchins 20080301
Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock, Scotland. At seventeen she took a job as a mother's help on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, beginning a life-long love affair with islands and their small communities. Her children were brought up there and now some of her grandchildren. Mairi's island world is delightfully reflected in the imaginary island of Struay where Katie Morag and her family live. As well as creating children's books Mairi writes and illustrates travel books for adults. She spends a lot of time visiting schools and is always accompanied by Katie Morag's teddy, which travels with her in a black bag.