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Speed Bonnie Boat

A Tale from Scottish History Inspired by the Skye Boat Song

Author and Illustrator Alfredo Belli

24 pp.  
11 5/8" x 9 1/4"
Illustrations: Color

Floris Books


Published:  July 2017


Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
“Onward!” the sailors cry;
Carry the lad who’s born to be king
Over the sea to Skye.

Sung throughout the world, the Skye Boat Song evocatively brings alive the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s famous journey from the Outer Hebrides, off Scotland’s west coast, after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden.

This stunning picture book, inspired by the lyrics of the traditional Scottish folksong, illustrates the true story of one of Scotland’s most famous heroes and introduces younger children to this dramatic period of
Scottish history.

(Ages 5 - 8 years)

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