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Janis Mackay

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Janis Mackay was born and grew up in Edinburgh, but moved to London to study journalism. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has held writer-in-residence posts in both Caithness and Sutherland. She currently lives in Edinburgh, where she teaches creative writing and works as a writer and storyteller. She is the author of the Magnus Fin series.
    15th October 2009

    Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest

    There has always been something unusual about Magnus Fin, a school misfit. On his eleventh birthday Magnus throws a mess... More

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    15th February 2013

    The Accidental Time Traveller

    Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) category One ordinary day, Saul is on his... More

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    15th September 2014

    The Selkie Girl

    Fergus lives with his father by the sea, but is lonely. He wants a friend more than anything. One day Fergus finds treas... More

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    15th February 2012

    Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret

    On his eleventh birthday, schoolboy Magnus Fin found out that he is half selkie -- part human, part seal. Although he lo... More

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    15th February 2011

    Magnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission

    On his eleventh birthday, schoolboy Magnus Fin found out that he was half selkie -- part human, part seal. Although he l... More

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    15th September 2013

    The Wee Seal

    Jamie has been watching the wee white seal that lives on the beach. At night the wee seal cuddles up to its mother. In t... More

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    15th August 2014

    The Reluctant Time Traveller

    If Saul and Agnes don't do something their den will be destroyed. But the title deeds that could save it were lost in 19... More

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    19th May 2016

    The Unlikely Time Traveller

    Robbie has disappeared. And, since he'd been asking Saul a lot of questions about time travel, Saul has a good idea wher... More

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    18th July 2012

    Wild Song

    Anna's lived on the island all her life. She knows no one else, apart from her father, her father's assistant and two ... More

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