A brand new illustrated edition of a children’s classic, Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan, is now in its fifth edition and has been specially illustrated for a new young readership. Rennie is the founder of Friends of the Ochils.
This classic tale of adventure, friendship and courage is greatly influenced by the author’s childhood. Aimed at 7–11 year olds, there are no phones or i-pads, just four resourceful children roaming free, having adventures and being at one with their environment.
Light on Dumyat is the first book in a series of four and introduces the key characters, Gavin and the Stewart children. Set in central Scotland, Gavin on holiday from London meets the three Stewart children and is desperate to join their ‘Clan’. To do so he has to pass a series of tests. The three redoubtable Stewarts teach Gavin about the ancient ways of the Clans, how to survive outdoors and the four join forces against a ruthless criminal gang.
Light on Dumyat is published by Rowan Tree Publishing
Publication date: November 3rd 2016
Price: £7.99, paperback
Other books in the series: The White Stag Adventure will be published in Spring 2017, followed by The Day the Mountain Moves and Jewels on the Move in 2018.
Rennie McOwan is a distinguished writer, broadcaster and outdoorsman who has published many books and articles. He has been recognized wtih an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling, the Outdoor Writer’s Guild’s Golden Eagle Award for access campaigning and outdoor writing, the Provost of Stirling’s Civic Award (Arts and Culture)and the FX Tourism Award for Exceptional Service to the Tourism Industry. He lives in Stirling.