Scotland

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

By Arthur Herman

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"Arthur Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. He lucidly summarizes the ideas, discoveries, and achievements that made this small country facing on the North Atlantic an inspiration and driving force in world history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong." From the publisher's description

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Heritage of Scotland: A Cultural History of Scotland & Its People

By Nathaniel Harris

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A short and beautifully illustrated overview of Scotland. Includes sections on the country's history, geography and culture.

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Edinburgh: A Cultural and Literary History

By Donald Campbell

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Learn the history and legends behind the places and faces of Scotland's capital city.

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They Wear What Under Their Kilts?

By Katie Maxwell

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Emily and her classmate Holly spend a month working on her uncle's sheep farm in Scotland as part of a school project, but spend most of their time looking for "Schotties" (Scottish hotties).

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By These Ten Bones

By Clare B. Dunkle

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After a mysterious young wood carver with a horrifying secret arrives in her small Scottish town, Maddie gains his trust--and his heart--and seeks a way to save both him and her townspeople from an ancient evil.

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Braveheart and the Forestwife

The King's Swift Rider: A Novel on Robert the Bruce by Mollie Hunter

From where he stood on the hill above the valley, Martin Crawford saw that the leader of the war band was in serious trouble. When a hunting horn sounded from behind, the leader ordered his men to scatter before the onslaught of English soldiers. They were on him in moments, but their numbers broke as they chased the leader's scattered men. In all his sixteen years, Martin had never seen a man fight as this one did, swinging his great sword beside his companions until the last living enemy fled in fear.

Meet Marcia Sewall

Marcia Sewall's name can be found on the covers of tons of classic fiction and folktales in the library. She has a simple drawing style that conveys the rhythm and characters of the stories without overwhelming them. Whether the subject is a family issue such as the death of a loved one (Saying Good-bye to Grandma by Jane Resh Thomas) or something more light-hearted (The Leprechaun's Story by Richard Kennedy), Marcia's drawings give the books a simple clarity.