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Child of St Kilda

Child of St Kilda
 

Norman John Gillies was one of the last children ever born on St Kilda, five years before the whole population was evacuated forever. People had lived on these islands for over 4000 years, developing a thriving, tightly-knit society. Why and how did this ancient way of life sudde... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781786281876
Barcode 9781786281876
Published 5 June 2019 by Child's Play International
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Waters, Beth
Series Child's Play Library
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ISBN-13 9781786281876
ISBN-10 1786281872
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Child's Play International
Imprint Child's Play (International) Ltd
Publication Date 5 June 2019
International Publication Date 18 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Waters, Beth
Series Child's Play Library
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
History
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 300mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 400g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Saint Kilda Scotland - Juvenile literature - History, Saint Kilda Scotland - Juvenile literature - Social life and customs, Saint Kilda Scotland - Juvenile literature - Social conditions, Saint Kilda Scotland - Juvenile literature - Economic conditions
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 941.14
Catalogue Code 948716

Description of this Book

For over two thousand years, the inhabitants of St Kilda maintained a thriving, tightly-knit community on one of the most inhospitable places on Earth - 'the island at the edge of the world'. Theirs was an isolated lifestyle completely dependent on the seasons and the elements for its survival. A lifestyle out of which developed a culture based on subsistence, resilience, mutual trust and caring. A culture that knew no crime, had no need of cash, and took care of its weakest members without question. This unique way of life came abruptly to an end in August 1930, when the now-depleted community of only thirty-six men, women and children begged the British Government to evacuate them to the mainland. Why did the islanders leave, and where did they go? What became of them? Told through the eyes of Norman John Gillies, one of the last children born on St Kilda, this is the remarkable story of a unique society and the harsh yet beautiful environment out of which it evolved

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Beth Waters is an author, illustrator and printmaker currently living in a tiny thatched cottage in Cambridge, UK. Originally from Yorkshire, she studied Literature at The University of Edinburgh. Deciding to combine her love of stories with her lifelong love of drawing, she went to Cambridge School of Art to do the MA in Children's Book Illustration, where she began to learn the art of printmaking. Beth Waters is an author, illustrator and printmaker currently living in a tiny thatched cottage in Cambridge, UK. Originally from Yorkshire, she studied Literature at The University of Edinburgh. Deciding to combine her love of stories with her lifelong love of drawing, she went to Cambridge School of Art to do the MA in Children's Book Illustration, where she began to learn the art of printmaking.

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