The Water Horse

  • by Dick King-Smith
  • Narrated by Nathaniel Parker
  • 1 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now a major feature film starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey.
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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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A lsweet story

A sweet story explaining the familiar myth of Nessie??? If so, it has a wonderful twist to it. I loved reading the book and really enjoyed listening to it too. I hope to listen to it again with my niece just starting out learning English.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.