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Elgol – Adventures from the Isle of Mull

Elgol – Adventures from the Isle of Mull

Author(s): Andy Sutherland

Location(s): Mull

Genre(s): Children, Short Stories

Era(s): 2018

Elgol, a young white-tailed eagle makes friends with a boy and two young otters all united in grief with the loss of parents.
They form a strong bond of friendship from which they embark on a series of adventures – making friends, saving lives, uncovering treasure and solving mysteries as well as having a lot of fun along the way – a modern day Famous Five!.

This is a delightful collection of individual stories which develops as the relationships between the characters develop.
Whilst fictional, it does have at its heart a good understanding of some of the pressures affecting wildlife in Scotland and Mull in particular. This book looks at some of the challenges affecting our natural environment but tackles then in a fun and engaging way.

The book contains illustrations which helps to bring the characters, the location and the storyline to life.

These adventures are set against the fabulous backdrop that is the wonderful Isle of Mull. The book features well known features on Mull and readers will take great delight in visiting many of these local landmarks – these tales will make you smile and inspire you to want to walk in their footsteps!

There are seven stories in the book as follows:
* How the friends come together and work together to avoid a tragedy.
* How they catch robbers.
* How they help wildlife watchers on Mull.
* How they survive a terrible storm.
* How they find treasure on Mull and take steps to preserve the tranquility of the Island.
* How they solve a mystery that has remained unsolved for over 40 years
* How they prevent a natural catastrophe on Mull

This book will appeal to readers of all ages, young and old, appealing to lovers of wildlife and Mull equally.
The book has been a joy to write and I hope that readers will gain pleasure in reading.

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