The Water Horse

The story begins when a mysterious egg is washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm. Kirstie and her brother Angus find the egg and take it home. The next day, the egg hatches and a tiny greeny-grey creature with a horse’s head, warty skin, four flippers and a crocodile’s tail emerges. The baby sea monster soon becomes the family pet – but the trouble is, it just doesn’t stop growing!

This touching story is narrated by Nathaniel Parker. The Water Horse was also made into a major motion picture. You can listen to a sample below:

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