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.
This book is good one and it really would be liked by everyone , and i would recommend to everyone.
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.
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