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Rachael King

December 30, 2012

magpie-hall-rachael-king-book-coverPerhaps a little less off to the side… but I really enjoyed Magpie Hall, by Rachael King, and apparently she has just published a book for younger readers:

“A boy is thrown into an adventure tinged with magic when he finds a sealskin in a cave in this exciting junior novel by an award-winning writer. While holidaying at his father’s house, Jake explores Wellington’s wild south coast, with its high cliffs, biting winds, and its fierce seals. When he stumbles upon a perfectly preserved sealskin, hidden in a crevice at Red Rocks, he’s compelled to take it home


and hide it under his bed, setting off a chain of events that threatens to destroy his family. Red Rocks takes the Celtic myth of the selkies, or seal people, and transplants it into the New Zealand landscape, throwing an ordinary boy into an adventure tinged with magic. With its beautiful writing and eerie atmosphere, junior readers will be thrilled and moved by this captivating story.” (teacher notes available at above link) 


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