• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Latest Katie Morag series unveiled at nursery launch

THE author and illustrator of the hugely popular series of Katie Morag children's books has unveiled the latest collection of books about the feisty little red-head.

Dr Mairi C Hedderwick unveiled the new collection of children's stories at the launch of the new £1 million Mary Lily Walker Nursery at the High School of Dundee yesterday.

There have been no books about the girl from the isle of Struay for seven years.

She chatted to youngsters and read excepts at the launch.

Her latest book, The Katie Morag Treasury is the 15th in the Katie Morag series. The series also made the leap to television on the CBeebies channel. In addition to her most popular adventures, the new book has six folk tales featured in the TV series which Dr Hedderwick illustrated for the programme.

Dr Hedderwick said she was delighted to launch both the new nursery and her latest work, with the first copies going on sale at the event. The author and illustrator said: "To be launching my latest children's book in an environment like this is a great compliment to Katie Morag and myself."

Katie Morag Delivers the Mail was the first book to be released back in 1984.

On TV, Katie Morag is portrayed by young actress Cherry Campbell and filming of a second series which is being filmed again on Lewis, which is depicted as Struay, where the fictional character lives with her family.

Contextual targeting label: 
Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.