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The Amulet of Athlone : Chronicles of Jack McCool : Chronicles of Jack McCool : Book 1  - R.E. Devine

The Amulet of Athlone : Chronicles of Jack McCool

Chronicles of Jack McCool : Book 1


Published: 5th July 2017
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New six part series about Jack McCool, a young boy whose troubles at home and school soon become minor when he discovers he has a magical connection to an ancient Celtic hero.

Catapulted back in time, Jack discovers a golden amulet missing sic magical gemstones. They hold the key to breaking a witch's wicked curse - and Jack's the one who has to find them.

About the Author

R. E. Devine writes fiction and non-fiction for adults and children alike. The author’s father delighted in spinning bedtime stories featuring the legendary Irish folk hero Finn McCool; stories which both mesmerised and inspired the young reader – but didn’t do much in getting R.E. to sleep. From those childhood tales, grew this exciting adventure series about Jack McCool, a colourful and quirky modernday Finn. This is R.E.’s first series of books for children after 25 years in journalism.

The author lives in Sydney with three boys who each swear Jack McCool is based on them. But only R.E. and the family kelpie know the truth.


Wonderful adventure for young readers


Engaging and very funny story about an ordinary schoolboy who discovers that only he can save an ancient kingdom from an evil curse by tracking down a series of gems. Lots of action, but also some careful characterisations too. Written with warmth and panache. Will appeal to boys and girls aged 7 to 12


Cracking adventure series for young kids


Perfect for boys and girls between about 7 and 12. My two adored it and are well into the second in the series. Unlike so many children's series, these are written in a humorous and smart fashion so the children are hooked in immediately and learn about ancient times along the way. Plenty of exciting action, but also plenty of heart. Thoroughly recommended.


Best new kids' series in years!


Wonderful story to get young kids reading! A funny central character who's an every day schoolboy any child will relate to, and a fun adventure with plenty of action. I'm sure there will be plenty of kids insisting their parents buy the second volume. Recommended for all children from eight upwards.


The Amulet of Athlone : Chronicles of Jack McCool

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ISBN: 9781742459202
ISBN-10: 174245920X
Series: Chronicles of Jack McCool
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th July 2017
Publisher: Bauer Media Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.6
Weight (kg): .32
Edition Number: 1