Over the Sea to Skye: A Skye Terrier Fable - Robert Hutchinson- New Hardcover
- Hardcover: 72 pages
- Publisher: Browntrout Publishers 1st Edition 1997
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781563139079
This enchanting Scottish-dog story retells in word and picture a true episode from Bonnie Prince Charley's perilous flight through the Highlands in 1746. As the redcoat hunt closes in on his remote island cave, Prince Charley (a dashing Scottish deerhound) yields himself up to his one slender hope for deliverance - a canny wee slip of a Skye terrier named Flora McDonald. Armed only with her courage, intelligence, and uncanny gift of musical communication with wild animals, Flora must outface the vanities of the Prince, the terrors of the deep, the muskets of the king, and the pitfalls of the drawing room to smuggle her royal protege "Over the Sea to Skye". Across a sombre warp of history, illustrator Rob Brown and author Robert Hutchinson have magically woven a bright woof of imagination.