By Janis MacKay
There has constantly been whatever strange approximately Magnus Fin, a faculty misfit. On his 11th birthday Magnus throws a message in a bottle out to sea, wishing for a ally and to be extra courageous - and he will get much more than he bargained for. Magnus discovers that he's part selkie - half seal, half human - and his selkie kin urgently desire his aid. Can Magnus store his new-found kin from the evil strength threatening all of the ocean's creatures? and should he locate the buddy he has regularly dreamed of? The winner of the Kelpies Prize 2009.
Age point: eight and up | Grade point: three and up
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I actually are looking to, Fin. ” “Well, no less than you’re secure now. ” Magnus slapped his good friend at the again. the 2 boys laughed and laughed out of sheer reduction, now not figuring out that simply in the back of them a stunning seal lifted her head out of the water, for a moment stared at them, then reduced herself again into the ocean. bankruptcy 9 That following Sunday, the day of Magnus Fin’s 11th birthday, anything occurred to alter his lifestyles for ever. because his mom and dad’ getting older, birthdays have been a great deal like all different day – or that they had been – beforehand. Magnus Fin remembered years prior, whilst he used to be 3 years previous, his mom had baked a cake and given him provides. She had sung chuffed birthday and danced in regards to the small cottage. He remembered his father gave him a mini-surfboard. these have been satisfied days. “Happy birthday, Magnus Fin,” he acknowledged to himself, stretching and observing at his mermaid photograph. He could make the day precise for himself indirectly: visit the seashore and notice what the tide had introduced in; consume an enormous bag of pick-and-mix chocolates then visit his favorite rock pool; maybe take Tarkin to his favorite rock pool. He placed his surf shorts on and went via to the kitchen to make his breakfast. “Happy birthday, son,” stated his father, “I’ve obtained a gift for you. ” Ragnor used to be up and dressed. He appeared excited and frightened. Magnus Fin felt the buzz move to him until eventually a shudder ran up his backbone. without warning he remembered – the tale! this day he could listen this unusual tale. His center ignored a beat. as a rule he loved his breakfast cereal, yet at the present time he couldn’t consume. “I wish you to return with me to the cave,” endured his father, “soon as you’re prepared. bear in mind I instructed you? good, son, now you’re 11, it’s time for the tale. ” “I’m ready,” Magnus Fin stated, laying aside his bowl of untouched Rice Krispies. the concept crossed his brain even if, now he was once 11, he should be consuming Rice Krispies, or should still he be having whatever grown-up as an alternative, like muesli? Tarkin ate muesli. Magnus Fin was once on the entrance door in mins. He may consider his eleven-year-old center thudding in his ribs. He used to be trembling with worry and pleasure. He enjoyed tales, yet in some way he felt that this birthday tale wouldn't be just like the different tales. “You’ll be shocked,” that’s what his father had stated. Magnus Fin’s abdominal was once a flutter of butterflies. simply as father and son have been approximately to depart the home they heard Barbara name out from her bed room, “Magnus. chuffed birthday, Magnus. ” “Give her a hug, son,” Ragnor stated, “go on. ” Magnus Fin ran via to the place his mom lay propped up in mattress. “Here is the easiest present,” she stated, attaining over to her son and giving him a hot hug. Magnus Fin smiled at his mom, for as soon as no longer seeing the elderly face yet simply the nice and cozy brown eyes. Then he ran out to the place his father stood on the backyard gate. “Come on then, birthday boy,” stated his father, and the 2 of them trigger for the cave. The solar was once already excessive within the sky and gleaming at the water. Ragnor’s cave was once a superb twenty-minute stroll alongside the shore on the sluggish velocity he walked.