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Janis Mackay

Janis Mackay

  • 5 stars across 11 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.
22nd 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 me... MoreMagnus Fin and the Ocean Quest

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21st 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 o... MoreThe Accidental Time Traveller

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18th 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 treasu... MoreThe Selkie Girl

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23rd 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 ... MoreMagnus Fin and the Selkie Secret

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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 wh... MoreThe Unlikely Time Traveller

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24th 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... MoreMagnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission

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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 ... MoreWild Song

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19th 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... MoreThe Wee Seal

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21st 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... MoreThe Reluctant Time Traveller

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11th July 2022

Jump into the New: Band 18/Pearl

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrat... MoreJump into the New: Band 18/Pearl

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