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    Floris Books

    Independent publisher Floris Books is firmly rooted in Edinburgh, Scotland home of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

    We are the largest publisher of children’s books in Scotland. We publish board and picture books for 0-7 year olds, including international stories in translation and nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow, as well as the Kelpies, a much-loved range of Scottish children's books for 1-15 year olds.

    We acquired the original Kelpies list – which included books from classic Scottish authors such as Kathleen FidlerGeorge Mackay Brown and Mollie Hunter – from fellow Scottish publisher Canongate in 2002. In 2003 we published our first new Kelpie and have since launched the careers of many award-winning Scottish children’s authors including Ross MackenzieLari DonJanis MackayVictoria Williamson and Lindsay Littleson, as well as publishing books by such literary greats as Theresa BreslinJoan Lingard and Cathy MacPhail.

    All of our Kelpies books have a Scottish connection — be it the author, illustrator, characters, storyline or setting — which makes them very special indeed. But wherever in the world you are, you can always enjoy a Kelpie! Kelpies are Scottish books for children everywhere.

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    Ally Bally Bee: A lift-the-flap book

    A playful re-imagining of the traditional Scottish rhyme filled with bright illustrations and lots of lift-the-flaps fun!

    An Elsa Beskow Gift Collection: Children of the Forest and other beautiful books

    Charming collection of mini editions of five classic books: Children of the Forest, The Flowers' Festival, Pelle's New Suit, Woody, Hazel and Little Pip and the never-before-available mini edition of Princess Sylvie.

    An Elsa Beskow Gift Collection: Peter in Blueberry Land and other beautiful books

    Charming collection of mini editions of five classic books by the famous Scandinavian illustrator. Includes Peter in Blueberry Land, Around the Year, Ollie's Ski Trip, The Sun Egg and an exclusive edition of Emily and Daisy.

    An Illustrated Collection of Fairy Tales for Brave Children

    From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this atmospherically illustrated collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.

    An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland

    Encounter magical shamans, mighty eagles and terrifying beasts in this superb prose retelling of Finland's national folk saga, lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented in a hardback gift edition.

    An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories

    A sumptuously illustrated collection of thirty Brothers Grimm stories, brought to life by Daniela Drescher's radiant pictures.

    An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and many more classic stories

    This beautiful collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales, sumptiously illustrated by Anastasiya Archipova, is designed for little hands and will make a stunning addition to any bookshelf.

    An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends

    Dark dragons, ghostly pipers and sly wizards -- discover the legends that dwell within the ancient castles of Scotland. Stories by Carnegie-medalist Theresa Breslin and illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper. A beautiful gift anthology.

    An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

    Slithering stoorworms, mischievous brownies, fierce kelpies and magical selkies are exquisitely brought to life for children in Theresa Breslin's enchanting tales and Kate Leiper's otherwordly illustrations.

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