Magnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission
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Panic swept through Magnus Fin. His blindness terrified him. The green-eyed creature could bat him around like a tennis ball,or swallow him in one bite.
Schoolboy Magnus Fin is half selkie -- part human, part seal. When he finds dead seals washed up on the beach, he knows his selkie family needs his help. But whats causing the selkies sickness and the terrible stench beneath the waves? And who is the green-eyed poisoner? Can Magnus Fin find out the truth before its too late?
'Janis Mackay's environmental message is clear but does not swamp her eminently readable story.'
-- Jane Sandell, The Scotsman, 9th April 2011.
'This beautifully written book will draw the reader into the warmth of Magnus Fin's world and take them on an adventure that will keep them turning the page... Sometimes moving and sometimes humorous but never dull this story covers, among other things, environmental issues.'
-- Armadillo Magazine
'...will carry any child away to an underwater world, which is familiar yet magical at the same time, for a good 200 pages.'
--Anna Phillips, New View, Spring 2011
'A well-written children's book that doesn't fail to entertain, educate and celebrate Scottish culture.'
-- Edinburgh Book Review, May 2011
'A gentle story which will be enjoyed by children who want a straightforward adventure tale where fantasy and environmental issues provide the young protagonists with the chance to outwit evil adults.'
-- Books for Keeps
'A beautifully crafted and clever story which will appeal to those with a feel for the sea and sea creatures, enhanced by rich descriptions of ocean life, and a narrative that shows good pace and humour.'
-- Steve Hird, School Librarian
'I liked this book because it had adventure and great characters.'
-- Sarah Tyrer, aged 10, Juno Magazine
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