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Hector Books
Stories that inspire children

The stories of Hector and his friends have delighted both children and adults over the years. They teach kindness and the traditional values of helping others around you. Over the years thousands of books and character soft toys have been sold to children and families all around the world. There are many more stories to come and Hector continues to be the cutest and most loveable hairy highland cow to lots of children.  

The Original Adventure

The Story of Hector

Hector, the hairy cow has moved to the other side of the world and is missing his two best friends. He loves to remember their great adventures until one day something perfect happens.

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Lost in the Hills at Balmoral

Hector, Hamish and Morag are taking part in the world famous Braemar Gathering and Highland Games. With a few hours to spare they head off to explore the forest, with no thought of how to get back. Join the three friends as they work together to find a way home and meet a very special lady in need of a helping hand during their adventure.


There are 32 pages of colourful Illustrations featuring animals from the forest and Hector's holiday scrapbook. The Queen's love of Balmoral in Scotland and Highland Cattle inspired the story which was written a few years before her sad passing in 2022.

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The Beach Rescue

The Story Continues

Hector, Hamish and Morag are heading to the beach on one of their many adventures when they come across a little boy in trouble. Join the three friends as they come up with a daring rescue plan to save him.

This is the next book in the adventures of Hector and his friends. 

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Leon the 'Scary' Lion

Leon was having a bad day as usual. Everyone he approached always ran away and he couldn't understand why, after all he looked after his appearance, so what could the problem be?

Join Leon on his journey of self discovery and learn it's not good to judge a book by it's cover.

There are 32 pages of colourful Illustrations featuring a Gorilla, Giraffe, Monkey, Sloth, Parrots and Elephants. The story will keep children guessing what animal in the zoo they will see next when you turn the page.

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Please Don't Shout

Charlie was a little boy who loved to run about, always on the go but with a tendency to shout.  He is on a great adventure but this time he has to learn to keep quiet - Can he do it?


Join Charlie and his new friend as he realises that being quiet can actually be fun. 

There are 32 pages of colourful Illustrations featuring animals from the forrest, kangaroo's, bees, bugs  and a mole. The story will keep children guessing what animal they will see next.

$15.00 Paperback
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We ship books and toys together to most parts of the world and your package will normally arrive
within 6-10 days dependent on where you live (America or Europe).

Books (only) are available worldwide via our online shopping partners. Go to our stockists page to buy in your local currency without international postage and packaging.

Meet the Characters

There would be no story without them

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Hector is a loveable, handsome, prize winning Hairy Highland Cow. He likes to have fun with his friends and help people. In a recent survey he was voted the cutest hairy cow on record.

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Hamish is one of Hector's best friends and the brother of the adorable Morag. Hamish has long black hair and striking green eyes and also likes to help people. He was once voted the most eligible bachelor cow on the Island of Canna.

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Morag is the big sister of Hamish and the prettiest Highland Cow you could ever meet. She is typically Scottish with long red hair, very caring and always ready to help other people in need.

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About the Author


Christine Gillougley is a Scottish/Australian author of children's picture books. She was born and raised in a small town just outside Glasgow. The story of Hector, Hamish and Morag was inspired by her moving to Perth, Western Australia and the memories of her home in Scotland.


She currently resides in Perth with her husband and their two grown up children. In her spare time when she's not creating more adventures for her favourite little cow Hector, Christine enjoys the West Australian climate and likes going to the beach for long walks on the sand. 


Writing has always been a passion of Christine's and she currently has four books in print with more projects planned for the future. Feel free to moo-mail her, Christine and Hector would love to hear from you.

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A quote from the author:-

Keep reading "until the cows come home"

Christine Gillougley

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