Our City

Overview

A girl discovers a magical world of storytelling beneath a secret trapdoor in Muirhouse library. An ancient piper emerges from the sea at Portobello, to challenge the City Council. Three hapless witches circle above the Old Town, failing to do good deeds. And at school, a bully is tricked into taking the blame for a crime he didn't commit. Familiar and fantastical, comic and thought-provoking, Our City brings together ten of Scotland's top children's writers, with specially commissioned stories inspired by ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $6.37   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

A girl discovers a magical world of storytelling beneath a secret trapdoor in Muirhouse library. An ancient piper emerges from the sea at Portobello, to challenge the City Council. Three hapless witches circle above the Old Town, failing to do good deeds. And at school, a bully is tricked into taking the blame for a crime he didn't commit. Familiar and fantastical, comic and thought-provoking, Our City brings together ten of Scotland's top children's writers, with specially commissioned stories inspired by Edinburgh. Our City is published in support of the OneCity Trust, Edinburgh's leading social inclusion charity.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846970900
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Bertagna was born in Ayrshire and grew up near Glasgow, where she now lives with her family. After a degree in English Language and Literature, she was the editor of a small magazine, a teacher and a freelance journalist. Julie has written many critically-acclaimed, award-winning novels for young adults. Cathy Cassidy was born in Coventry and wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine. After attending Art College in Liverpool, she was a fiction editor for Jackie magazine and an art teacher for a number of years. She lives in the Galloway hills. Alison Flett was born and raised in Edinburgh. She is an award winning author. Vivian French has been an actor, a story-teller and is now an author. She has written over 200 books, most of which are children's books. John Fardell is an author and illustrator. His comic strips have appeared in publications including The Herald, The Independent and The List. He lives with his family in Corstorphine. Keith Gray is an award-winning young adult author. He lives in Edinburgh. Elizabeth Laird is an award-winning author whose works range from contemporary fiction and historical fiction to novellas and picture books. Jonathan Meres has written for TV and radio. His picture books and young adult books include the Yo! Diary! series, Love Dad, Fame Thing, Clone Zone and Diary of a Trainee Rock God. He lives in Edinburgh. Nicola Morgan was a teacher before becoming a published author. Her previous works include Sleepwalking, Blame My Brain and Fleshmarket. She lives in Edinburgh. Alison Prince grew up in South London during the war. She has written over 40 books.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)