The Water Horse

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

Publisher's Summary

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.
A major feature film, starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey, has now been inspired by this book.


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

Most Helpful

This is a good book about a sea monster!

I am 6 years old. For me this book was a really good book. I liked it because it was kind of funny. I really liked how the reader made the voices sound. The story was exciting but not too scary. In fact it was not scary at all!
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- Emily Oinen

good childrens story

The Narrator is excellant. My children enjoyed listening to this story. We listened to the whole book in 1 day as it really held their interest and they are 5 and 8 years old.
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- Julie M.

Book Details

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