Young Walter Scott

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Young Walter Scott is a fictionalized biography of the early life of Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray, set in Edinburgh in the late eighteenth century.[1] Illustrated by Kate Seredy, it was first published in 1935 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1936.[2]


An early criticism noted that "Young or old, Walter Scott would have had some difficulty in recognizing himself or his environment in this softly tinted artificial light".[3] Kirkus Reviews described it as "A vigorous picture of boyhood against odds..."[4]


  1. ^ The Newbery & Caldecott Awards: a Guide to the Medal and Honor Books by the Association for Library Service to Children, ALA Editions, 2009, page 75
  2. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  3. ^ The Year's Work in English Studies volume 19, English Association, 1940, page 212
  4. ^ "Young Walter Scott". Kirkus Media LLC. Retrieved 6 May 2015.