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]

First edition (publ. Viking Press)



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. 1999-11-30. 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.