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Mairi Hedderwick

19 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Mairi Hedderwick was a teacher before she started illustrating children's books. As an author and illustrator her most popular character, Katie Morag, was created in 1984. Katie Morag's home on the fictional Hebridean island of Struay is not a million sea miles away from her author's life long association with the Isle of Coll. In 2013 Katie Morag joined Cbeebies with the successful TV series produced by Move On Up / Struay Films. Mairi Hedderwick has also written and illustrated many other books for children and adults, all with the backdrop of the Highlands and Islands. She was awarded an Honorary Degree from Stirling University in 2003 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to writing and illustration in Scotland, especially for children. Her illustrated adult books are An Eye on the Hebrides, which is a record of a six month continous journey through the islands on the west of Scotland. Highland Journey, follows the footsteps of Victorian writer and artist John T Reid; Sea Change, logs the passage of 26ft vintage yacht Anassa from east to west coast Scotland via the Caledonian canal; Shetland Rambles, her latest illustrated personal journey is in tandem with John T Reid once more. The Last Laird of Coll is a memoir of Kenneth Stewart, last laird of Coll.

5-8 years

The Big Fib

Ros Asquith, Mairi Hedderwick

The Big Fib

A charming story set on a Scottish island about one boy and a fib that gets out of control...Robbie's been spending lots of time with Uncle Poached Egg who has the bad habit of exaggerating a lot of ...

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8-9 years

The Bad Trousers

Mairi Hedderwick

The Bad Trousers

A charming birthday story about one boy and his Granny's awful knitting, with artwork by Katie Morag creator Mairi Hedderwick. When your birthday is just around the corner, it can be tempting to second-guess the presents you might be ...

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5-7 years

More Katie Morag Island Stories

Mairi Hedderwick

More Katie Morag Island Stories

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is back again! Whether she is getting excited about the new pier, trying ...

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5-7 years

Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted

Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Katie Morag is mightily put out when her new baby sister is born and grabs ...

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5-7 years

Katie Morag's Island Stories

Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag's Island Stories

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! Whether she's posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning ...

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3-5 years

The Katie Morag Treasury

Mairi Hedderwick

The Katie Morag Treasury

Join Katie Morag McColl and her family on the Isle of Struay in this beautiful gift collection of classic stories. There are many adventures to be had on the Isle of Struay. There's her mum and dad's Shop ...

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5-7 years

Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins

Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins

Welcome to the Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children's books and as seen on TV - Katie Morag McColl! As soon as Katie Morag's Big Boy Cousins arrive on the island for their ...

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