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Twelve-year-old Jack Mac Paidin's life is miserable. His parents are dead, and he's stuck with his heartless aunt and uncle, who make him live in the cold, dank basement.Then his life takes a crazy turn when he touches a golden telescope that reveals he has magical abilities.

The moment his fingers grasped the telescope, a burning sensation shot, like a lightning-bolt, up h
Paperback, 322 pages
Published December 22nd 2019 by Independently Published
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Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my, look at that cover! It definitely has a classic look to it like the Babysitter’s Club, Boxcar Children or Hardy Boys. If you were into reading those back in the day, or if your children enjoy reading these types of stories, I’d definitely recommend this. Yes, it’s MG, but it has an easy flow and classic feel that would make any reader content to follow along. Like other reviewers, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and couldn’
Rhonda Jones
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Book

This book is not just for children! I loved it, and I am 62 years old. Of-course I loved all the Harry Potter books too. I would put this book up there with Rowling and Riordan, who I have also read. But trust me, this is not a second hand remake of those classics. The story is original and exciting. Action, adventure, and mystery with a strong paranormal bent. Great book. Anxiously awaiting book 2.
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Tracy Partridge-Johnson is the author of the Jack and the Magic Hat Maker YA fantasy fiction series. Book One: THE GOLDEN TELESCOPE is now available at major booksellers. Upcoming books in the series are THE KIDNAPPING KING (release late 2020), ROSS AND FAITH (2021), EDWARD AND LYDIA (2021), THE ORDER OF LIGHT (2022), THE DARK CABAL (2022), SADIE (2023), THE HEIR APPARENT (2023), THE MAGICAL TRIFE ...more

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