☆ Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ Janis Mackay

By Janis Mackay | Comments: ( 981 ) | Date: ( Sep 17, 2019 )

On his eleventh birthday, schoolchild Magnus Fin discovered that he is half selkie part human, part seal Although he looks like a boy and lives on land, he can breathe underwater When a rusty metal chest is flung ashore in a storm, Magnus Fin decides to investigate However, he injures his hand on the strange box, and his sealskin starts to show through His teacher reaOn his eleventh birthday, schoolchild Magnus Fin discovered that he is half selkie part human, part seal Although he looks like a boy and lives on land, he can breathe underwater When a rusty metal chest is flung ashore in a storm, Magnus Fin decides to investigate However, he injures his hand on the strange box, and his sealskin starts to show through His teacher realizes that there s something very unusual about Magnus Fin and rumors start to spread.Deep in the ocean, the great sea god Neptune has problems of his own The treasures of wisdom have been stolen, and his memory and powers are fading fast Could his missing treasure be inside the chest that has washed ashore Magnus Fin is the only one who can find out and restore order under the seabut a young journalist is investigating the rumors about fish people Can Magnus Fin complete his mission before the selkie secret is revealed and his selkie family is forced to leave the bay forever Ages 8 12


  • Title: Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret
  • Author: Janis Mackay
  • ISBN: 9780863158650
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Janis Mackay

I am from Edinburgh, have travelled a lot, lived in France, Israel, Greece, London, Sussex, the far north of Scotland, and am now back in Edinburgh, with a collie dog, a river across the road and two Rowan trees in the garden I always wanted to be a writer but following advice to get a proper job I took myself off to the big city of London when I was just nineteen and trained to be a journalist By 21 I was a journalist on Fleet Street but soon realised this wasn t the kind of writing I wanted to do So off I went round the world having all kinds of adventures sailing yachts, sleeping on beaches, looking after children, working on kibbutz then back to Scotland for adventures looking after children with learning disabilities then studying speech and drama I became a storyteller, drama teacher and voice teacher I did this for a long while which was a great learning for a writer, then I remembered my childhood dream to be a writer So I took myself off to university, did an MA in creative writing at Sussex University and wrote The Scottish Arts Council sent me up to the far north of Scotland to be a writer in residence I didn t even know where Caithness was but that s where I went, and soon realised Scotland wasn t as small as I had thought It s miles away I lived there for five years in a cottage on the beach writing books about the sea and seals and was lucky to win the Kelpies prize 2009 for my first novel Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest I say first novel but actually I had several other novels gathering dust in drawers So since 2007 I have been what you might call a writer And sometimes doing other related things like storytelling and voice teaching.I went to Duddingston primary school and Portobello High school where I learnt to touch type, speak French, a bit of German, play squash and spell I suppose I must have learnt a few social skills as there were two and a half thousand of us at Portobello High school I was a child and teenage athlete and I am really glad about that The Commonwealth Games came to Edinburgh when I was about ten and it was very inspiring and I went along to the races with my dad Then I joined the Edinburgh Southern harriers and spent the next five years running and jumping and throwing a discus, but mostly running and going off all over Scotland on Saturdays to run up hills cross country I am pretty fit and healthy now and I think that gave me a good boost.When I visit schools with my Magnus Fin novels children often ask what books I read as a child and I usually answer rather embarrassed Mallory Towers I wanted to be that girl in the attic who wrote stories But before that, when I was very wee, I loved nursery rhymes, and like athletics I think they gave me a boost into being a writer I love language and sounds and I remember being really young and loving the sound on my tongue of nursery rhymes like Doctor Foster went to Gloucester or with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, she shall have music where ever she goes



Comments Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret

  • Juliet Wilson

    I was delighted to recently have been at the launch of Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret by Janis Mackay, whose Children's Fiction evening class I'm so enjoying at the Office of Lifelong Learning at University of Edinburgh.In this novel, Magnus Fin finds out that someone has stolen the treasure that belongs to Neptune, King of the Sea. This is no ordinary treasure but includes all the instructions for how to rule the sea, such as how to make waves. Magnus believes that the strange kist that has w [...]


  • Jackie Mc

    What a fantastic book! I have totally loved all 3 of the Magnus Fin books by Janice MacKay. 10 out of 10!


  • Rafid Azad

    loved it!


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