When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse!
This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing. He gets bigger. And Bigger. And BIGGER. Before long, he's outgrown every loch in sight. Will they ever find a home that's large enough for their Water Horse?
A magical retelling of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, The Water Horse is a timeless tale that will delight children of all ages.
A major feature film, starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey, has now been inspired by this book.
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"The characters are believable and, since King-Smith relates events from the point of view of the water horse as well as those of Kirstie and her family, readers get to know the friendly, not-at-all-fearsome monster." (School Library Journal)
Listened to the first two chapters for free on Audible. Awh! Yes, I think this is a book old and young will love. The movie was sweet, the book has that extra flair.
I would recommend this audiobook to adventurous souls of all ages
The narrator's voice is wonderful, including various accents and fluctuations.
The storyline is a delight.
I enjoyed the sections of the storm descriptions, and walking on the beach where they discovered the egg.
I liked the ending where they mention that even as adults the story is a favorite.
I loved the whole thing. If Would have enjoyed it if it had been three times as long.
Yes, in a heartbeat. I fell in love with the movie, and the audiobook was done very nice as well.
The friendship between the boy and the Waterhorse
LOL, I believe the film has already been made. And, The Waterhorse, fits
they could be amazing, fantastic, and super.
this book is one of the best books I've ever read and the I will give the author all 5000000000 stars for the book.
I have not.
this author did a fantastic job one the book.
GREAT AWESOME FANTASTIC SUPER JOB.
This is on my Kindle with out my wanting it
DO NOT WANT THIS ON MY KINDLE, PLEASE REMOVE IT
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