The Emma Press


Wain: LGBT reimaginings of Scottish folktales


Poems by Rachel Plummer
Illustrated by Helene Boppert

An Emma Press Children’s Collection (teens)
Approximate reading age: aimed at teens, but suitable for all ages


SKU: 978-1-910139-47-9 Categories: , , ,

Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works on all the books herself, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until the website is updated!


Wain is a collection of LGBT themed poetry for teens based on retellings of Scottish myths. The collection contains stories about kelpies, selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, alongside perhaps lesser-known mythical people and creatures, such as wulvers, Ghillie Dhu, and the Cat Sìth. These poems immerse readers in an enriching, diverse and enchanting vision of contemporary life.

The poems in this collection are fun, surprising, and full of a magical mix of myth and contemporary LGBT themes – it is a perfect read for teens who are learning more about themselves, other people, and the world around them. Wain is fully illustrated in colour, by Helene Boppert.

Print ISBN 978-1-910139-47-9
Publication date: 28th February 2019
Page count: 88

Donate a copy to a school

If you would like to donate one copy to a school, just enter the coupon code wain4schools at checkout to get 30% off a single copy of Wain – you can add an extra copy to your order or you can just order one copy as a donation. You can add a note to your order to say which school you’d like the book to be sent to, or you can just leave it up to us – we’ll make sure it goes to a good home.

If you’d like to donate more than one copy of Wain to schools, please enter the coupon code wain4schools-bulk at checkout and we’ll make sure all the books in the order are sent out to schools!

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 21 cm

Hardback, Paperback, eBook

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