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  • Bibliography:
    37 Books
  • First Book:
    May 2008
  • Latest Book:
    September 2022
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Multi-Author Series List

Kelpies

First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts (May-2008)
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps (Sep-2009)
Rocking Horse War (Sep-2010)
Maze Running and Other Magical Missions (Sep-2012)

Book List in Order: 37 titles


  • Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn't best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn't entirely normal ... nor are his friends. Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary ...



  • Helen has won a place at a prestigious summer music school in remote northwestern Scotland. But as she practices for a concert on Midsummer’s Eve, her friends, the fabled beasts, prepare for battle―in the very forest where the young musicians are...



  • The Big Bottom HuntHere is a new story from the author of First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts.

    Sandy and Ella are ou...



  • One sunny morning the triplets disappear, leaving only a few mysterious clues behind: an open upstairs window, three missing rocking horses and some strangely shaped marks on the lawn outside. Could they be hoofprints? Used to their silly pranks, ...



  • Hamish is worried about the heron in the park. The heron always looks sad and grumpy, with its hunched-up shoulders and long frowning eyebrows. Hamish decides to cheer it up. First, he brings bread crusts to the park, but the heron still looks grumpy...



  • Helen and her fabled-beast friends help Rona the selkie in a Storm Singer competition. Rona wins by singing up an incredible storm, but part of the prize is to represent the selkies in a much bigger contest. Rona must compete in three gruelling chall...



  • Ellie and Amina are best friends. But when Amina decides to start wearing the hijab, it attracts the attention of the bullies. Now Ellie's loyalties are being tested. Has Amina changed? Does it matter if best friends have different beliefs? Is sh...



  • Orange Juice Peas

    Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says “thank you,” it sounds a bit like “DA HOO.” ...



  • As a merchant makes his way to the market, he comes across a beautiful tiger that has fallen down a hole. The merchant is kind enough to help the tiger out of the hole, but once he does, the tiger wants to eat him! The merchant doesn't think this is ...






  • Are you ready to fall into a demon dimension, capture a troll and confront your deepest fears? Then read on! Daredevil werewolves, a grumpy centaur, giant mud-monsters and angry vampires are just some of the crazy creatures on the loose in this thril...



  • When Yann the centaur is stabbed through the heart by a unicorn horn, the life-threatening injury needs a magical remedy. Helen and her fabled-beast friends unite, with the help of the dragons, to find a magical token with the power to heal him. But ...



  • One hot, dry summer in Zambia, the rain stops falling. Soon, the animals are very hungry and thirsty. How can they recover? They have heard of a wonderful tree that can produce fruit, but it will only do so if it is asked by name and no one can remem...



  • Little Red Riding Hood loves to visit her Granny's cottage in the forest. Her mother warns her to go straight to Granny's, but when she meets a handsome grey wolf, she doesn't see the harm in stopping for a chat. Scottish storyteller Lari Don's retel...



  • A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the su...



  • When a hungry young wolf spots a tasty-looking animal in the field above the rive, he thinks he has found some dinner - but the fluffy little lamb is more clever than he has bargained for. Will the lamb become a tasty snack, or will she escape the wo...



  • When young Masha ventures out into the forest to pick berries to feed her family, she gets lost. A friendly bear finds her and welcomes her into his home. Masha is grateful for his help, but the bear wants her to stay there forever to cook and clean...



  • A selection of folk tales about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter, why snow is eagles' feathers, and how a hero with hairy trousers used ice to kill a dra...



  • Catriona must write her name on all her thank you notes before she's allowed to play with her birthday presents. It's going to take forever! Unless...

    She puts her colored pencils and a sprinkling of magical ingredients into a big pot. Then...



  • "Breaking the Spell" includes ten magical, funny, and spellbinding stories from Scotland. These whimsical tales include "School for Heroes," "King of the Black Art," "The Selkie's Toes," "Tam Linn," "Loch Fada Kelpie," "Whuppity Stoorie," "Maelbrigte...






  • "I killed a girl today, just after the school bell.I keep trying to tell myself I didn't really kill her.But she's dead. And it's my fault."

    14-year-old Ciaran Bain is a highly trained fighter and gifted criminal with a special talent: he k...



  • Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories...

    Deep in the...



  • A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net... Stories from the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia and Europe make this ...



  • "Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it's easy to forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon�" Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notic...



  • Molly Drummond is cursed: whenever a dog barks, she turns into a hare -- which can make life quite dangerous... So she does the sensible thing and attends a curse-lifting workshop, run by a local witch. There she meets other cursed creatures: Innes, ...



  • A shaman hunts a silver fox through the frosted snow. A brave little robin defies a polar bear. The blind Viking god of winter plays a dangerous game with his brother, the god of summer. . . Explore wintertime through the eyes of cultures around the ...



  • A selection of brilliant folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the su...



  • Greedy giants, cruel emperors, and shape-shifting demons the stuff a girl has to put up with! Explore girl power in all its glory with stories of heroines from around the world. Myths and legends from the United States to Japan and Venezuela celebrat...



  • From magical winged Pegasus to legendary horses which help their owners in impossible quests, this brilliant selection of folk tales about horses will thrill and entertain. Stories from countries as diverse as Russia and Gambia and traditions as diff...



  • Molly's curse is getting worse.The curse-breaking workshop hasn't exactly turned out how Molly and her friends had hoped. And now something is going wrong with the way curses work.The team need to find the Promise Keeper who controls all curses, but...






  • Molly's shape-shifting curse is getting stronger and more unpredictable. Becoming a hare she could cope with. At least she could run... fast. But now she's turning into the prey of any predator she hears. Life's pretty dangerous if you become a worm ...





  • Ishbel and Kenneth need to save their family from going hungry, so when they remember the old local tale about treasure under Urquhart Castle, they set off across Loch Ness in a rowing boat. But the loch may be hiding its own secrets. There's another...



  • A merchant and tiger debate whether or not life is fair — and whether the tiger can eat the merchant who has just rescued him. This witty, critically acclaimed illustrated chapter book retelling of a folk tale from Korea is available individuall...



  • When a draught leaves all the animals hungry, one by one they try to discover the name of the magical tree that will give them its fruit if asked by name—but only one animal will succeed. This illustrated chapter book retelling of folktale from ...



  • A brilliant, inclusive collection of traditional tales from around the world featuring amazing women and girls.

    Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who " no, that's not right! Once upon a time, there were strong, fierce wom...



  • Once upon a time, a young prince lost his smile.It seemed nothing would make Prince Donald smile, not songs from the musician or cakes from the baker. The court magician tried to make a new magical beast for the prince, but it was so frightening he l...



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lari Don has published 37 books.

Lari Don does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Tall Tale of the Giant's Causeway, was published in September 2022.

The first book by Lari Don, First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts, was published in May 2008.

No. Lari Don does not write books in series.