Scotland

For some reason, the Scottish are often portrayed as semi-barbaric wildmen living in the hills, descending to the civilized world only to raid and loot. They're shown wearing kilts, swinging giant swords, and speaking in the crazy brogue that has become synonymous with tartans and plaid.

Ironically, Scotland has often been the anchor of civilized intellectual stability in a crazed world. Not only was it the center of the Enlightenment through the work of philosophers like David Hume and Thomas Reid, it was (and this is more important) a salient outpost of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Anything you think you know about Scotland because you watched Braveheart is wrong, first of all. While there was a guy named William Wallace who fought for Scottish independence from England, he was far from the dirtball portrayed by Mel Gibson, a lot taller, and never wore a kilt (kilts were adopted in the 16th century, over 200 years later, and only in the Highlands).

In the movie, Wallace is portrayed as somewhat bloodthirsty, a bit loose in his faith, and willing to sleep with another man's wife. In fact, he was a devout Christian whose ideals led him to defend his land and his people from the grasping, tyrannical hand of the English monarch.

Entire books could be written on the faults and lies ofBraveheart, but that's not really worth our while. More important is to draw attention to the positive aspects of Scotland's history, those things that show a people dedicated to the pursuit and defense of truth, particularly the truth as presented in God's Word.

As one of the capitals of the Protestant Reformation, Scotland produced the great John Knox, a physically weak man who was mighty in the Gospel and holiness, standing against a corrupt government and church on behalf of Christ. He was often in great personal danger, but succeeded in recovering the true Gospel from apostate clergy and establishing Presbyterianism.

Not all Scots were Protestants, of course, and there were pockets of strong Catholic opposition to Knox's reforms for a long time, especially among the Highlanders who are often portrayed popularly as staunch anti-Romanists. But the spirit of Protestantism held on in the Northern Kingdom, and to this day Scotland remains an officially Protestant country.

Few places on earth have as thoroughly captured the imagination of so many as Scotland. While it has long been an outpost of orthodox Christianity and stalwart intellectualism, it's also undeniable that there's something unearthly about the lonely moors, the mysterious lochs, and the vast wildernesses of the Highlands and Lowlands alike.

Perhaps this tension has made Scotland such a place of fascination. Not only is God's hand seen in the sophistication of Scottish society, it's present everywhere in the savage beauty that the land's poets have sung for ages. We hope the books we offer below will be a gateway of wonder for the uninitiated, and a welcome portal for those who've been away too long.

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Always Room for One More
by Sorche Nic Leodhas
from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool-3rd grade
1966 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
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Arthur Erskine's Story
Reformation Trail Series #14
by Deborah Alcock
from Inheritance Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Reformation Trail Series (Location: FIC-WH06)
$25.95
Black Island
Adventures of Tintin
by Herge
from Little, Brown & Company
Comic Book for 2nd-6th grade
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$14.99
Bonnie Dundee
by Rosemary Sutcliff
from E.P. Dutton & Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Bonnie Prince Charlie
by G. A. Henty
from Preston Speed
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
Bonnie Prince Charlie
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
$20.00
Bonnie Prince Charlie
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
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in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
Castle Gay
by John Buchan
from Houghton Mifflin
for 10th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Cathie Stuart
by Nora Tully MacAlvay
1958 2nd Printing from Viking Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Cedric the Forester
by Bernard Marshall
from CreateSpace
for 6th-8th grade
1922 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$7.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Celtic Fairy Tales
by Neil Philip, illustrated by Isabelle Brent
from Viking Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Clans and Tartans
by The Scottish Tartans Authority
from Collins
for Adult
in Europe (Location: HISMC-EUR)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Crown & Covenant Trilogy
by Doug Bond
from P&R Publishing
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Dark Year of Dundee
Reformation Trail Series #06
by Deborah Alcock
from Inheritance Publications
for 7th-10th grade
in Reformation Trail Series (Location: FIC-WH06)
$10.95
Daughter's Devotion
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
from Bethany House
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
David Elginbrod
by George MacDonald
from CreateSpace
for 9th-Adult
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Deirdre
by David Guard; illustrated by Gretchen Guard
2nd edition from Celestial Arts
for 4th-6th grade
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Duncan's War
Crown & Covenant Series #1
by Douglas Bond
from P&R Publishing
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$16.99
Edinburgh
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by William Wilson
from Robert Grant & Son Ltd.
for 10th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Father to Nobody's Children
by David E. Fessenden
from CLC Publications
for 4th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales
by Joseph Jacobs
from Dover Publications
for 3rd-4th grade
For Kirk and Covenant
Leaders in Action Series
by Doug Wilson
from Cumberland House
Biography for
in Leaders in Action (Location: BIO-LIA)
From Glencoe to Stirling
Tales of a Scottish Grandfather Volume 3
by Sir Walter Scott
from Cumberland House
Historical Non-Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Gentlewoman's Choice
by George MacDonald, edited by Michael R. Phillips
2nd edition from Bethany House
for 8th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.00 (2 in stock)
Girl in a Cage
Stewart Quartet
by Jane Yolen, Robert Harris
from Speak
for 6th-9th grade
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Great Northern?
Swallows and Amazons #12
by Arthur Ransome
from David R. Godine
for 5th-9th grade
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Great Northern?
Swallows and Amazons #12
by Arthur Ransome
from Red Fox
for 5th-9th grade
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$6.00 (1 in stock)
Greyfriars Bobby
by Eleanor Atkinson
from Living Book Press
for 6th-Adult
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$9.99
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by Eleanor Atkinson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 6th-Adult
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Guns of the Lion
Faith and Freedom Trilogy #2
by Douglas Bond
from P&R Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.99
History of the Reformation in Scotland
by John Knox
from Banner of Truth Trust
for 10th-Adult
in Church History (Location: XCH-HIS)
$14.00
Hot Peas & Barley-O - Book & CD
by Susan Brumfield
from Hal Leonard Corp
for 1st-6th grade
in Europe (Location: HISMC-EUR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Hunted and Harried
by R. M. Ballantyne
from Vision Forum
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Hunted and Harried
by R. M. Ballantyne
from Inheritance Publications
Action/Adventure for 8th-Adult
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$12.95
If You Were Me and Lived in...Scotland
A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World Volume 15
by Carole P. Roman
for 1st-3rd grade
in Europe (Location: HISMC-EUR)
In Freedom's Cause
by G. A. Henty
from Preston Speed
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
In Freedom's Cause
by G. A. Henty
from Christian Liberty Press
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
$15.25
In Freedom's Cause
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
In Freedom's Cause
by G. A. Henty
from Dover Publications
for 6th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$8.95
In Freedom's Cause
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
In Freedom's Cause - Audio Drama
by G. A. Henty
for 6th-10th grade
in Henty Audio Books (Location: CD-Henty)
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by George Dekker
from Routledge
for 8th-Adult
in History for Adults (Location: ADU-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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by John Buchan
1946 Reprint from Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd
for 10th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
John Knox
by Simonetta Carr
from Reformation Heritage Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: XCH-KID)
$18.00
John Knox: Stalwart Courage
by Douglas Wilson, foreword by George Grant
from Canon Press
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$15.95
Kidnapped
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Action/Adventure for 4th-8th grade
$20.00
Kidnapped
Puffin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Puffin Books
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$8.99
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by L'uboslav Pal'o
for 7th-12th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Lynd Ward
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Lynd Ward
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-10th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Kidnapped
Scribner Illustrated Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
from Atheneum
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth and Graham Oakley
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped (The Original Text)
by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited with an introduction and notes by Barry Menikoff
from Huntington Library
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
King's Arrow
Crown & Covenant Series #2
by Doug Bond & Matthew Bird
from P&R Publishing
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$14.99 $8.00 (2 in stock)
Kings and Queens of Scotland
by R. L. Mackie, J. Ross
from Geddes & Grosset
for 8th-Adult
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISMC-BRIT)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Life of Robert Murray M'Cheyne
by Andrew Bonar
from Banner of Truth Trust
for Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$13.00
Little Minister
Popular Classics of the World
by James M. Barrie
from Caxton House Inc.
for 5th-7th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Little Minister
World Juvenile Library
by James M. Barrie
from World Publishing Company
for 5th-7th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Little Minister
World Juvenile Library
by James M. Barrie
from Books, Inc.
for 5th-7th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
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A 44 Scotland Street Novel #15
by Alexander McCall Smith
from Center Point Large Print
for Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Macbeth
Dover Thrift Editions
by William Shakespeare
from Dover Publications
for 10th-adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
$5.00
Mary, Queen of Scots
Royal Diaries
by Kathryn Lasky
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Royal Diaries (Location: SER-ROYAL)
Mary, Queen of Scots
World Landmark #6
by Emily Hahn
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Merman
by Dick King-Smith
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Method of Grace
by George Whitefield
from Curiosmith
for 9th-Adult
in Justification & Sanctification (Location: XTH-JUS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Moorchild
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 4th-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$8.99
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Muriel Spark
from Harper Perennial
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$13.99
Prior's Tithe
Reformation Trail Series #05
by Deborah Alcock
from Inheritance Publications
for 7th-10th grade
in Reformation Trail Series (Location: FIC-WH06)
$9.95
Rebel's Keep
Crown & Covenant Series #3
by Doug Bond
from P&R Publishing
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$14.99
Rob Roy
Penguin Classics
by Sir Walter Scott
from Penguin Classics
Historical Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$15.00
Scotland
from Crescent Books
for 4th-Adult
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISMC-BRIT)
Scotland's Story
by H. E. Marshall
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-12th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: HISRF-SPINE)
$17.95
Scotland's Story (B&W)
by H. E. Marshall
from Living Book Press
for 5th-12th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: HISRF-SPINE)
Scotland's Story (full-color)
by H. E. Marshall
from Living Book Press
for 5th-12th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: HISRF-SPINE)
$22.99
Scots Worthies
by John Howie
from Banner of Truth Trust
for 11th-Adult
in Church History (Location: XCH-HIS)
$33.00
Scottish Chiefs
by Jane Porter
from Beautiful Feet Books
Historical Epic for 8th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Scottish Chiefs
by Jane Porter
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 8th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Scottish Chiefs
by Jane Porter
from CreateSpace
Historical Epic for 8th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$14.95
Scottish Chiefs
by Jane Porter, edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 8th-10th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
Scottish Chiefs
by Jane Porter, illustrated by F.O.C. Darley
Alta Edition from Porter & Coates
for 8th-10th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Scottish Fairy Tales
from Bracken Books
for 3rd-Adult
Scottish Highland Adventures
by Catherine Mackenzie
from Christian Focus Publications
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventures Series (Location: SER-ADV)
Scottish Seas
by Doug Jones
from Canon Press
Historical Fiction for 4th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.00 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Sea-Queen's Sailing
by Charles W. Whistler
from Salem Ridge Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$14.95
Sharpened Sword
by Catherine Mackenzie
from Christian Focus Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in TorchBearers & TrailBlazers (Location: BIO-TRAIL)
Sir Gibbie
Classics for Young Readers
by George MacDonald
from P&R Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Stories of the Covenanters in Scotland for Young People
by Robert Pollok
from Sprinkle Publications
for 4th-8th grade
in Church History (Location: XCH-HIS)
$20.00 (2 in stock)
Story of Robert Louis Stevenson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #42
by Joan Howard, illustrated by Jo Polseno
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of Scotland
by Lawrence Stenhouse, illustrated by B. Biro
from Ernest Benn, Limited
for 5th-8th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Story of Scotland Yard
World Landmark #16
by Laurence Thompson
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles
by Nigel Tranter
from Barnes & Noble
for 8th-12th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HISW-MID)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Tales of a Scottish Grandfather Series
by Sir Walter Scott
from Cumberland House
Historical Non-Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Thistle and Thyme
by Sorche Nic Leodhas
1st edition from Holt, Rinehart and Winston
1963 Newbery Honor Book
Thundering Scot
by Geddes MacGregor
from Westminster Press
for 10th-Adult
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Wallace: A Biography
by Peter Reese
from Canon Gate
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Water Horse
by Dick King-Smith, illustrated by Melissa Manwill
from Yearling
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$7.99
Waverley
Penguin Classics
by Sir Walter Scott
from Penguin Classics
Historical Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$16.00
Waverly Novels - Complete 36-volume set
by Sir Walter Scott
for 11th-Adult
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$295.00 (1 in stock)
Waverly or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since
by Sir Walter Scott
from Heritage Press
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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