Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) category
One ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. She doesn't understand traffic, or the things in shops, and she's wearing a long dress with ruffled sleeves. Her name is Agatha Black.
Agatha Black is from 1812, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back there. With help from his mates Will and Robbie, he tries to work out how to make time travel happen.
This pacy, time-travelling adventure from Janis Mackay, author of the Magnus Fin series, is full of funny misunderstandings and gripping action.
(Ages 8 to 13 years)
“Janis is a clever teacher. Rather than explain the differences between life then and now, she uses humor and misunderstandings to provide a gentle history lesson in the midst of an exciting adventure.”—Lothian Life
“Mackay has written another playful, easy going story for pre-teens full of lively dialogue.... Agatha comes off the page as an interesting, talented person, presenting fascinating facts of life in the past.”—New View
Janis Mackay was born and raised in Edinburgh and moved to London to study journalism. After university, she traveled throughout Israel, Turkey, and Greece before returning to the UK to work as a voice coach and storyteller. Janis has an MA in creative writing and has been writer in residence in Caithness and Sutherland. She lives in the north of Scotland, where she teaches creative writing and works as a writer and storyteller.