The Accidental Time Traveller
Written by Janis Mackay
Part of the Kelpies: Time Traveller Series
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Winner of the Younger Readers Category (8-11 Years) Scottish Children’s Book Award 2013
A pacy, time-travelling adventure from the award-winning author Janis Mackay (Magnus Fin series). Agatha Black has somehow time-travelled from 1812 to 2012 and Saul and his friends need to find a way to return her home. Filled with funny misunderstandings due to Agatha's confusions and wonder at the modern world. A cleverly written novel which will appeal to boys and girls.
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The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis Mackay
One ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. She doesn't understand traffic, or the things in shops, and she's wearing a long dress with ruffled sleeves. Her name is Agatha Black. Agatha Black is from 1812, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back there. With help from his mates Will and Robbie, he tries to work out how to make time travel happen. This pacy, time-travelling adventure from Janis Mackay, author of the Magnus Fin series, is full of funny misunderstandings and gripping action.
Click here to visit the Janis Mackay's author page and read a Q&A all about the inspiration behind the book.
'Janis is a clever teacher. Rather than explain the differences between life then and now, she uses humour and misunderstandings to provide a gentle history lesson in the midst of an exciting adventure. As well as forging a good plot, Saul is an engaging hero; he wants all the things boys want at Christmas but has a sense of integrity that wins through in the end as he and his friends overcome prejudice and bullying.' Lothian Life
'This book had a great story line. The characters in the book felt and acted their age. There was a good character arc throughout the book. I read this book in a fairly short time because the story just sucks you right in. Very smooth writing for an easy read ... The themes in this book were very good (themes such as: family, courage, standing up to bullies, acceptance of others).' Rantings, Ravings and Ramblings blog
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