Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle
by Theresa Breslin. Illustrated by Teresa Martinez
- Carnegie Medal winner Theresa Breslin breathes new life into this true tale from Scottish history
- A dramatic and beautiful picture book starring one of Scotland's most famous figures
- Through stunning illustrations and a gripping story, both packed with historical detail, children will feel the tension of Mary's imprisonment and the excitement of her escape plans
The true story of Mary, Queen of Scots', escape from Lochleven Castle has been adapted into a spectacular children's picture book by multi-award-winning author Theresa Breslin, with stunning illustrations packed with drama and historical detail.
The daring escape of Mary, Queen of Scots from the island castle in Lochleven is well-known throughout Scotland and the world.
Multi-award-winning author Theresa Breslin, who has carefully researched Mary's life, has adapted this famous adventure into a picture book for children.
Through stunning illustrations and a gripping story, both packed with historical detail, children will feel the tension of Mary's imprisonment and the excitement of her escape plans, gaining insight into this fascinating period of Scottish history.
A full and engaging historical tale for children from a fabulous Scottish storyteller.
Softcover, 32 pages with colour illustrations.
'A gripping story that is simply packed from cover to cover with historical detail.'
-- Midwest Book Review
‘Nicely illustrated, simple enough for a young reader to get a glimpse into Scottish history. This would be a good pre-reader to those who may enjoy, but are a little too young for the “I Survived” books. 4/5’
-- Youth Services Book Review
'This is a beautifully illustrated and fun book that explores an exciting but lesser known story from Scottish history in an accessible and interesting way that parents and children will enjoy reading together.'
'A well-researched historical fiction treatment... This is well written and gives a good deal of information. The real star here are the gorgeous illustrations by Teresa Martinez that grace every page and complete the story. Youngsters will enjoy learning about this interesting time in the British Isles.'
-- San Francisco Book Review
About the Author
Theresa Breslin is a multi-award-winning author of over 50 books for children and young adults. Her work has been adapted for television, stage and radio, translated world-wide and won many literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland and is a regular visitor at book festivals and schools. Theresa was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019.
Teresa Martinez was born and brought up in rural Mexico, moving to Monterrey to go to school. She studied graphic design and painting before becoming a children's book illustrator.