"A fast-moving crime thriller for school pupils aimed at tackling Scotland’s sectarianism and racism."
A story of determination, courage and family
James Peck stands alone on a hillside, staring at a massive,
three-toed footprint… and the
crushed animal within it.
He can’t help wondering if there is a link
between the print and the
disappearance of his father.
Within hours James meets Mendel,
a wizard from another world – Denthan –
who is trapped in a body that is
not his own.
Soon they do a deal: James
will help Mendel
back to Denthan before disaster
befalls it; in return,
Mendel will help James search
for his father.
But Denthan is a dangerous place,
full of hideous beasts and monsters.
And it is about to be consumed
by a battle for
supremacy… and survival.
If James is to stand any
chance of saving Denthan – and
his family - he must
locate a powerful talisman.
Except that no-one knows
what it looks like. Certainly not James,
and not even Mendel.
So fast-paced that your heart will pound long after
you turn the final page.
Click on the Scottish Book Trust logo above to get a full explanation of Live Literature Funding and how it can help your event.
As part of a continuing Scotland / Bali cross-cultural legacy, Christie Park School formed 7 new fables using some Murdoch imagineering. They designed new creatures and then went on to make up their own wonderful stories. The idea is that the children in the Desa Ban area of Bali will recieve these completed fables and judge the best three. Likewise, the Bali fables, created by the Balinese children during Paul's Bali visit will be judged by the Scottish children. Swapping the fables between the two countries, the children will get a better understanding of each other's countryside, language, beliefs and backgrounds. Some of the work prodcued by Christie Park is shown below...