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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.

©1990 Foxbusters Ltd (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Liebevoll gezeichnete Charaktere in einer netten kleinen Geschichte über die Kinderjahre des jungen Loch Ness-Kelpie. Dank einem tollen Sprecher wie immer ein echter Hör-Genuss: Nathaniel Parker punktet mit lebendiger sprachlicher Modulation und rollendem schottischen Dialekt. Verständlich für Fortgeschrittene, für Anfänger vermutlich zu schnell und zu viel Dialekt.