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Mairi Mackinnon - Author

About the Author

Mairi Mackinnon was born in England, went to school in Scotland, studied in France and Italy and worked in Spain before finally settling down in London, where she lives with her husband, three children and several thousand books. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking for friends, and playing the fiddle in a dance band at parties from Portree to St Petersburg.

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King Midas

King Midas

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

King Midas loves gold, so when a god offers him a gift, Midas knows just what to ask for. I want to change everything I touch into gold. That works well for flowers and trees, and palace furniture too - but what happens when Midas picks up bread and fruit to eat? With fun activities and online audio in British English and American English.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is one of the best-loved heroines in English literature: the poor orphan whose determination and spirit bring her to happiness, heartbreak and happiness again. This illustrated retelling brings the classic to life for English language learners, with activities and online audio in British English and American English.

The Story of Stone Soup

The Story of Stone Soup

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Old man Harry arrives at a house and asks for food; but cautious Nell doesn't want to give food to a stranger. Harry tells her: I can show you something wonderful. I can make soup from a stone! A stone, a fire, a pot of hot water - how can they make such delicious soup? With fun activities and online audio in British English and American English.

Dracula

Dracula

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

From the classic novel by Bram Stoker. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to visit a mysterious client. Count Dracula seems welcoming but somewhat eccentric. Gradually, Jonathan realises the horrifying truth and escapes, only to discover that the horror and danger have followed him all the way to London...

The Golden Fish

The Golden Fish

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

From the popular Russian folk tale. Ned lives by the sea. One day, he catches a golden fish. Put me back in the sea and you can have a wish, says the fish. Ned doesn't wish for anything, but his brother Sam wishes for more and more... With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

From the English children's classic by Lewis Carroll. Alice falls down a rabbit-hole to a land where the impossible is perfectly normal. She meets one strange character after another: the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Will Alice manage to keep her head?

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

From the English children's classic by Kenneth Grahame. One day, Mole discovers the enchanting world of the river. He makes new friends: generous Water Rat, kindly Badger - and Toad, whose love of fast cars soon causes mayhem. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.

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