The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith
Nothing says Scotland like the tale of a Water Horse, or as all Highlanders fondly know it – ‘Nessie’. Eight-year-old Kirstie goes beachcombing near her Scottish home after a storm and stumbles upon an intriguing egg washed up on the shore. When it hatches, Kirstie and her family quickly discover this is no ordinary creature, it’s a kelpie! It quickly outgrows its bathtub nursery, and the family is forced to find their monster-sized pet a new home. This charming fantasy novel is written by the beloved author Dick King-Smith and is full of relatable characters with tales of friendship and loyalty.