12-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. He learns that he comes from a long line of magic workers who want to use his powers for their nefarious purposes. A mysterious visitor rescues him using a magic hat and takes him to his ancestral home in Dublin, Ireland.
Though Jack’s life at Mac Paidin Manor is much better than it was living in the basement, things are far from perfect. There is a dangerous organization called The Dark Cabal, and Jack learns that it is responsible for killing his parents and separating him from his brother and sister. Confronting them will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
After years of trauma-related asthma attacks and life as a number-loving nerd, Jack finally feels like his life has meaning. Even though he is bewildered to discover that there is a world of magic he knows nothing about, Jack learns that he is special. He is the only person who can help find his Grandma Lydia trapped in the past and solve the mystery surrounding his parent’s death.
Full of relatable characters, wildly imaginative situations and countless exciting details, this first book in the series by author Tracy Partridge-Johnson portrays an unforgettable story and sets the stage for many incredible adventures to come.
A captivating story filled with magic, mystery, and time-travel for middle-grade and early teen readers of Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan
is a Middle-Grade/Young Adult Fantasy Fiction author.
Launching her professional writing career with the debut novel:
THE GOLDEN TELESCOPE
Book 1 in a series of 9 books in her exciting
JACK AND THE MAGIC HAT MAKER
action adventure series
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The daughter of an aeronautical engineer and a church organist, Tracy was raised with a deep appreciation for logic and spirituality, while simultaneously embracing a love for the magical and supernatural. These themes inevitably formed the background for her writing and story-telling career.
She is a life-long entrepreneur and artist, focusing most of her energy on a variety of creative endeavors before turning her attention to full-time writing. Tracy is a serial entrepreneur and small business-owner, a world-traveler, video-gamer, health-nut, and foodie. She has three adult children, eight grand children, and lives happily in a small town on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon with her best friend and life-partner, Jeff.
MG/YA Fantasy Fiction Author, Pyrographer, Laser Engraver, Jewelry Designer, World Traveler, Whole Foods Enthusiast, Freedom Lover.