The water horse

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
When eight-year-old Kirstie and her family go beach coming near their home in Scotland, she finds something that looks like a giant fish egg, and is just too interesting to leave on the beach. So she brings it home and sneaks it into the bathtub overnight. The next morning, she is surprised to find that the egg has hatched, but the newborn is unlike anything anyone has seen before. With a long neck, head like a horse, skin like a toad's, flippers like a turtle, and a tail like a crocodile, her brother Angus declares it a monster. Grandfather knows better and tells them it's a kelpie, or what he calls a water horse. The family keeps the baby and names it Crusoe. But as Crusoe grows, he becomes a bigger and bigger problem--literally. They are forced to find him a new home, away from people and boats.  They settle on a beautiful Loch, now known as Loch Ness. From the author of beloved Babe comes the soon-to-be-classic story of how--thanks to the love and kindness of the human family that raises him--the Loch Ness Monster found his home.  
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 5.4, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 70798e1a-7d54-65fe-df54-028d166fed1a
Full title water horse
Author king smith dick
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 00:21:22AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 2
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.4
auth_author2 Parker, Nathaniel, 1962-, Parkins, David,
author Dick King-Smith
author2-role BBC Audiobooks Ltd., Parker, Nathaniel,1962-, Parkins, David,ill.
author_display King-Smith, Dick
available_at_catalog Donelson, East, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Donelson - Kids Audiobook, East - Kids Fiction, Goodlettsville - Kids Fiction, Green Hills - Kids Audiobook, Green Hills - Kids Fiction, Main Library - Kids Audiobook, Main Library - Kids Fiction, Southeast - Kids Audiobook
display_description In 1930, on the coast of Scotland, eight-year-old Kirstie finds a large egg which hatches into an unusual sea creature, and as he grows her family must decide what to do with him.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 70798e1a-7d54-65fe-df54-028d166fed1a
isbn 9780375803529, 9780375842313, 9780517800263, 9780517800270, 9781101938539, 9781405658379
item_details ils:CARL0000109248|35192020081414|East - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000109248|35192020131888|Main Library - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000109248|35192036799413|Goodlettsville - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GO||, ils:CARL0000109248|35192036799421|Green Hills - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000109248|A02093641|Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction|F KIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||46260||, ils:CARL0000109248|B00135610|Percy Priest Elementary - Kids Fiction|F KIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2L650||, ils:CARL0000109248|B00207127|Maxwell Elementary - Kids Fiction|F KIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2B552||, ils:CARL0000109248|P00580449|Two Rivers Middle - Teen Fiction|F KIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4U730||, ils:CARL0000109248|P00662195|Madison Middle - Teen Fiction|F KIN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4L545||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899161|Green Hills - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899187|Donelson - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899195|Main Library - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899211|Southeast - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192043430721|Green Hills - Kids Audiobook|jCD AUDIO Fiction King-Sm|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, overdrive:12271b54-80b2-4fcb-9b15-e1b26f8e2b81|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-05-20T05:21:22.902Z
lexile_score 910
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog JUV Fiction King-Sm, jCD AUDIO Fiction King-Sm
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Donelson, East, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780517800270
publishDate 1998, 2008, 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000109248|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Crown Publishers,|1998.|118 p. : ill. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000332386|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|BBC Audiobooks, Ltd.,|p2008.|2 sound discs (1 hour, 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:12271b54-80b2-4fcb-9b15-e1b26f8e2b81|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Children's Books|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000109248|35192020081414|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000109248|35192020131888|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000109248|35192036799413|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000109248|35192036799421|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899161|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899187|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899195|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192038899211|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000332386|35192043430721|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:12271b54-80b2-4fcb-9b15-e1b26f8e2b81|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Children's stories, Loch Ness monster -- Juvenile fiction, Pets -- Juvenile literature, Scotland -- Juvenile fiction, Sea monsters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The water horse
title_full The Water Horse, The water horse / Dick King-Smith ; illustrated by David Parkins, The water horse [sound recording] / by Dick King-Smith; read by Nathaniel Parker
title_short The water horse
topic_facet Audiobooks, Children's stories, Juvenile Fiction, Loch Ness monster, Mythology, Pets, Sea monsters