The Coming of the Unicorn: Scottish Folk Tales for Children (Kelpies) Prime –

Stories are something you carry with you, something to last your entire life, to be passed on to your children, and their children for ever Duncan Williamson Duncan Williamson came from a family of Traveling People, who told stories around the campfire for entertainment and for teaching As a child, Duncan learnt the ways of the world through stories My father s knowledge told us how to live in this world as natural human beings not to be greedy, not to be foolish, not to be daft or selfish by storiesIn this collection, he passes on some of these wonderful children s folk and fairy tales For over sixty years Duncan traveled around Scotland on foot, then in a horse and cart, and later an old van collecting tales, which not only come from the Traveling People but from the crofters, farmers and shepherds he met along the way This collection includes tales about cunning foxes and storytelling cats, hunchbacked ogres and beautiful unicorns, helpful broonies and mysterious fairies, rich kings and fearsome warriors, as well as those about ordinary folk trying to make their way in the world The stories have been written down as faithfully as possible to Duncan s unique storytelling voice, full of color, humor and life