When a priceless artifact is stolen from an ancient Egyptian tomb, all fingers point to Jack’s best mate Rory, as the thief.
Determined to clear his pal’s name and continue his quest to break a wicked curse, Jack turns to fearsome warrior Finn McCool for help. A desperate race through time sees the unlikely duo battle shipwrecks, slave traders and an evil sorcerer to find the missing gems – and save Rory’s life!
Jack McCool is an ordinary school boy who tries to escape his crazy family and the daily onslaught he faces from his lip-curling teacher and Oscar, the sneaky school bully, by hiding in the attic. That’s when the ordinary becomes extraordinary – Jack is catapulted back in time and discovers he holds the key to breaking an ancient curse. What’s more, the clock’s ticking and all eyes are on him.
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.
Series: Chronicles of Jack McCool
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th September 2017
Publisher: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 1