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Old 09-28-2019, 08:25 PM
CelticKnot is offline
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Do you recognize this picture book?

We had this when I was a kid, and I don't remember the title or author.
The illustrations were line drawings done with pen and ink.
The story was about 2 characters in a village. (I know it was a Scottish village, but I don't remember if that was explicitly stated.) The main character was a boy who sent the cows out to the hills every morning and yelled for them every evening. There was a man who made bagpipes in the village, but the bags were too big and no one could fill one to play it.
By the end of the book, the boy had expanded his lungs by yelling for the cows every evening that he could play the huge bagpipes made by the man in the village.

It was charming. Since I now know much more about my Scottish heritage than I did when I had that book, I'd love to read it again.

Anybody know this book? I've spend a lot of time in elementary school libraries, but I've never seen it in one.
Old 09-28-2019, 08:36 PM
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Sounds like Wee Gillis
Old 10-04-2019, 06:13 PM
CelticKnot is offline
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I don't think so, but thanks. I'll have to look for it at the library, because I've never read it.


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