• Wild song

    Janis Mackay

    « Voilà, je ne suis pas un bon dormeur. Et ça empire. J'ai peur de m'endormir, peur que les vagues déferlent sur moi, que le lit se change en bateau [...] »Niilo a treize ans. La nuit, il fait des cauchemars qui le hantent sans fin, le jour, il est violent. Ses parents, qui ne savent plus comment lui parler, décident de l'envoyer à l'École Sauvage : une école spéciale, sur une île. Mais l'île suffira-t-elle à changer Niilo ? Et quelle blessure se cache derrière ses peurs ?Un roman fort, percutant qui ne laissera aucun lecteur indifférent.

  • Cela fait trois jours que Saul est puni par ses parents et contraint de rester chez lui après l'école. Alors quand sa mère lui demande d'aller lui faire une course au coin de la rue, il ne rechigne pas ! En arrivant à l'épicerie, il est bousculé par une jeune fille qui manque de se faire écraser. Elle est habillée à l'ancienne, lui indique que l'épicerie était sa maison en 1812. Agatha Black vient du passé. Son père qui fait des recherches sur le voyage dans le temps l'a envoyée dans le futur. Bien qu'il ait du mal à l'admettre, Saul croit bientôt à cette histoire. Il héberge Agatha dans son repaire et lui apprend les rudiments de la vie du 21e siècle. Bientôt il déguise Agatha en garçon afin de la faire accepter de tous. Agatha sera désormais Randolph. Ils cherchent ensemble un moyen de renvoyer Agatha dans son époque. Y parviendront-ils et à quel prix ?

  • On his eleventh birthday, schoolboy Magnus Fin found out 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. But he injures his hand on the strange box, and his sealskin starts to show through. His teacher realises that there's something very unusual about Magnus Fin -- and rumours 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's been washed ashore? Magnus Fin is the only one who can find out and restore order under the sea. But a young journalist is investigating the rumours about 'fish people'. Can Magnus Fin complete his mission before the selkie secret is revealed and his selkie family are forced to leave the bay forever? Janis Mackay also wrote the Kelpies Prize-winning Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest, and Magnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission. This is the third book in the series.

  • There has always been something unusual about Magnus Fin, a school misfit. On his eleventh birthday Magnus throws a message in a bottle out to sea, wishing for a best friend and to be more brave -- and he gets a lot more than he bargained for. Magnus discovers that he is half selkie -- part seal, part human -- and his selkie family urgently need his help. Can Magnus save his new-found family from the evil force threatening all the ocean's creatures? And will he find the friend he has always dreamed of? Winner of the Kelpies Prize.

  • On his eleventh birthday, schoolboy Magnus Fin found out that he was half selkie -- part human, part seal. Although he looks like a boy and lives on land, he can breathe underwater. When Magnus Fin discovers his initials scratched into the rocks by the shore and finds dead seals washed up on the beach, he knows his selkie family needs his help, and he dives down beneath the waves to find out more. The great seal sickness has struck and his grandmother Miranda is dangerously ill. But Magnus Fin is sure there's another reason for their affliction. He sets out to reveal the truth, with just his moonstone, his last baby tooth and some seaweed from Neptune's garden for luck. Little does he know that his best friend Tarkin, who can't swim, is determined to join him on this perilous mission. This is the exciting sequel to Kelpie Prize-winning Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest.

  • Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) category. I'm not mad, ok? I know this sounds off the wall, but I was just walking to the corner shop and this girl almost got hit by a car. She grabbed hold of me and told me her name's Agatha Black and she's here from the past. At first I thought she was nuts but maybe it's true. She doesn't get traffic, she's freaked out by photos and she's terrified of TV. And she knows about the past -- body snatchers, making fires, and pet monkeys. Her dad does a bit of time travel. But obviously, he's not very good at it. I mean, he got her lost. Now it's me that has to get her back to 1812!Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) category. I'm not mad, ok? I know this sounds off the wall, but I was just walking to the corner shop and this girl almost got hit by a car. She grabbed hold of me and told me her name's Agatha Black and she's here from the past. At first I thought she was nuts but maybe it's true. She doesn't get traffic, she's freaked out by photos and she's terrified of TV. And she knows about the past -- body snatchers, making fires, and pet monkeys. Her dad does a bit of time travel. But obviously, he's not very good at it. I mean, he got her lost. Now it's me that has to get her back â€Â¦ to 1812!

  • On his eleventh birthday, schoolboy Magnus Fin finds out that he is half selkie - part human, part seal. Although he looks like a boy and lives on land, he can breathe underwater. In Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest, Magnus Fin must save his new-foound family from the evil force threatening all the ocean's creatures. In Magnus Fin and the Moonlight Mission, Magnus Fin discovers his initials scratched into rocks by the shore and must find the cause of a perilous seal sickness. Little does his know that his best friend Tarkin is also in great danger. In Magnus Fin and the Selkie Secret, Magnus Fin discovered a rusty metal chest which has been flung ashore in a storm. But when he injures his hand, strange things start to happen which threaten to reveal his most precious secret. Janis Mackay won the Kelpies Prize with the first Magnus Fin story. This complete trilogy will ensure you don't miss a sentence of Magnus Fin's brilliant adventures.

  • If Saul and Agnes don't do something their den will be destroyed. But the title deeds that could save it were lost in 1914. Good job they know the secret of time travel!Still, is travelling back in time to a world on the verge of war really a good idea? When Agnes disappears Saul has no choice -- he can't let her go to the past on her own.100 years before their own time, Saul and Agnes meet a brother and sister, servants at a big house where a sinister visitor is expected. Together the new friends try to uncover the mystery but Saul and Agnes know time is running out. Soon a war will begin: can they risk altering the past, the present and their future?This fun, time-twisting sequel to The Accidental Time Traveller -- winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 -- is full of historical details about World War One and will bring early-twentieth-century Scotland to life for young readers.

  • Anglais Wild Song

    Mackay Janis

    A boy overcomes his fear of water and connects with nature in this powerful novel of transformation Thirteen-year-old Niilo's unruly behaviour means his loving parents sent him to Wild School, a young offender's unit on an island in the Finnish archipelago. Angry at first, eventually he comes to enjoy being there and builds a close relationship with his mentor, Hannu, who helps him face his demons and overcome his lifelong fear of water. But when Niilo hears Hannu is leaving, he is so upset he decides to run away. Escaping is one thing, but living alone in the wild is completely different and it tests Niilo to the utmost, especially as his fear of water still haunts him. With the help of a seal, Hannu eventually finds Niilo, but on the way back to Wild School Niilo is thrown into the water and experiences a revelation that will change his life for the better. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Janis lives in Edinburgh and teaches creative writing at Edinburgh University. She is a prize-winning author of four novels and one picture book text. THE ACCIDENTAL TIME TRAVELLER won the Scottish Children's Book award in 2013. She has been a journalist, actor, storyteller and drama teacher, travelling the world in the process. She has been a writer-in-residence many times, mostly recently in Finland. She is inspired by the sea, seals and the dramatic north coast. Follow Janis at www.janismackay.com or on Twitter: @janismackay

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