By A.L. McAmi
On her twelfth birthday, Helli discovers she is destined to be the next ruler of the True Shee, the magical winged “gentle people” of the Highlands and Islands of the Scotland of long ago. Rescued by her daring godmother Blind Meg, Helli has been a fugitive – hidden from the wicked Wodge who oppresses the Shee people on the Distant Islands. Now the peaceful life of Helli and her twin cousins Siddy and Jeddy is turned upside down as they set off on a great adventure across her kingdom to uncover their magic powers.
Can they use their new powers to outwit the terrifying Wodgerines and the nasty Mobbellows? Will they avoid the Wodge’s spies with the help of their friends Perdiga the osprey, Wiggins the brown rat, the peculiar Lord Batty and the mysterious Mrs O?
Join Helli, Siddy and Jeddy on their first courageous steps to right wrongs and restore freedom to the Shee people in Escape From Wodge’s Rock, Book One of Helli’s continuing adventures. For ages 8-12+. Find Helli, Siddy and Jeddy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hellisiddyjeddy.
What Readers Say
“I really got hooked on the characters. Helli is a magical Scottish adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. This book teaches lessons of courage, kindness, acceptance and loyalty.” — Prof. Melissa Jones, Brandman University, California
“Endearing and enduring. Helli is a creative, imaginative young woman growing taller with every exciting, challenging experience.” — Dolores Leckey, author, Women & Creativity
“I loved it!!! It would be great as a movie!” — Aidan, Colorado, age 12
“Three things I liked. The Scottish dialogue, it made it seem almost real. I liked the fairy magic a whole lot, and all the characters’ names — except the Wodge’s.” — Ruby, Maryland, age 9
Activities: Read, Zoom, Color!
About the Author
A.L. McAmi grew up in Britain. From ages 8 to 10, he lived with his Scottish grandparents, an experience that inspired many of the incidents, setting and characters in Helli. A retired international journalist, McAmi has published 10 non-fiction books for adults, under another name. This is his first book for children.
Publisher: Capparoe Books
Publication date: October 2016
Format: Softcover, 244 pages, 5.6×7.75×0.6 inches
ISBN 10: 0-9768751-9-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-9768751-9-2