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 liked it it was an interesting little book can't complain some parts made me laugh though. But other then that it wasn't that bad for a kid book lol.
"Coming from someone who hasn't seen the movie..."
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 is just an extract and it is just free. If your interested it is only 14 minutes. I liked the character Grumble. Seems cute and different and very Scottish.
Give it a try, if you got 14 minutes.
"The Water Horse"
Better than the movie. Great story. Could get lost in this book. Kids would like it too.
this book had me laughing it was very interesting for it to be a children's book
i had no favorite character
im not sure.
"Just a preview"
This was not a complete story. The narrator did a fine job and his Scottish accent added to the overall feel.
"And a movie to follow???!!"
I loved this book. It was an excellent adventure in every way. it was at once fantastical, and emotional and grounding. That is not an easy task. Great characters and profound understanding of how the characters would respond.
"This is really a good book"
This book is good one and it really would be liked by everyone , and i would recommend to everyone.
I liked the extract and I have it on my list of stories to listen to.
Yes, i would listen to this book again I thought it was very interesting
No, I haven't
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