Beth McClure

An American Corgi Goes to Balmoral

Cover artwork for "An American Corgi Goes to Balmoral"


About the Book

Help Isla, Sandy and pals solve an exciting mystery on a wee adventure around the famous Royal Balmoral estate, nestling in the glorious Scottish Highlands.

I’ve just jetted in from over the sea,
I’ve heard there’s a problem, but what can it be?
My wee Scottish cousin’s in trouble, alone,
With strange goings-on in his fine highland home!

I’m Isla the corgi, I’m brave and I’m strong.
Sandy needs help so we cannot wait long!
On Balmoral estate where our story begins…
Let’s head to the pine trees, and jump right on in!

Mom's Choice Award Gold Badge

Award-winning News!

Oldbird is honoured to announce that An American Corgi Goes to Balmoral has earned the prestigious top level Gold Mom’s Choice Award®.

Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, Beth’s book is deemed to be among the best products / services for families. 


Meet the Author

Beth McClure

Beth is from Missouri in the United States, and is an early childhood and primary education lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

She is a true American who came to Balmoral, having spent several happy summers working at the castle and estate.

Beth is mom to Isla in real life, a pug (not a corgi!) who has been trekking around Balmoral estate since she was five months old.


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A Look Inside

Some of the lovely illustrations from An American Corgi Goes to Balmoral.

2 corgis playing at Balmoral
Corgi in car at Balmoral