Children’s book ‘The All-seeing Golden Lion of Dalriada’ ISBN 9780955696879


‘The All-Seeing Golden Lion of Dalriada’ 

Jo Woolf — illustrated by Colin Woolf

The last lion of the kingdom lives in a ruined hilltop palace, and he is always lonely.  In every season, he calls on the animals who live in the mountains, the forests and the sea to come and help him.  They do their best – but is he testing their patience too much?


This story, which is a cross between a fairy tale and a fable, is based around a real place – a hill fort in Argyll which was once the seat of kings.  It’s surrounded by Moine Mhor, the Great Moss, and through it the River Add winds its way to the sea.   Close by are ancient woods of oak and hazel, while to the north-east rises the mountain of Ben Cruachan.  In the story, the animals who live in this wild environment – otters, roe deer, golden eagles and mountain hares – mingle with elements of folklore and pure fantasy.



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The original illustrations are for sale – a wonderful opportunity to own (or gift) a piece of artwork that appears in this enchanting story.   Subjects include the lion himself, as well as golden eagles, roe deer, mountain hares and otters.  The illustrations can be viewed here.


Book size = A5,  210mm x 148mm,  32 pages,  15 illustrations (3 pencil 12 watercolour),  hardcover.  Postage included to a UK address (please contact us for overseas orders)

ISBN 9780955696879

In stock


Additional information


1. One copy of Book, 2. Cruachan and small running hare £350 original and book, 3. Full page original and book, 4. Double page spread and copy of book


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