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)
I can't comment on how this compares to the movie, but i can say that this audio book is certainly worth listening to even if you haven't seen the movie.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
This is just an extract and it is just free. If your interested it is only 14 minutes. I liked the character Grumble. Seems cute and different and very Scottish.
Give it a try, if you got 14 minutes.
This book is good one and it really would be liked by everyone , and i would recommend to everyone.
I loved this book. It was an excellent adventure in every way. it was at once fantastical, and emotional and grounding. That is not an easy task. Great characters and profound understanding of how the characters would respond.
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