The Penicuik Mystery Epic

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The Penicuik Mystery Story Competition


took place from May 2014 – September 2014, involving approx. 150 children who took part in workshops with award winning children book author Janis Mackay. Then 82 children, 18 P4s, 57 P5s, 8 P6s, from 5 Penicuik Primaries submitted their entries, embarking on the challenge and quest they were invited to master, to bring a well back to life, to make everyone happy. Over the summer months 15 writers from 3 local writer groups underwent the gruelling process of not just shortlisting 12 entries for Janis to select the final winners from, but also to proofread and process all the 83 entries for the “Penicuik Epic”, a book with every entry in it and with more on the background of the project, the workshop, supporting statements, intro and letters!
The idea to make a book from all the entries was the wish of a child from Cuiken Primary, we were told. That way everybody is a winner, and participants, schools, family and friends, and indeed the whole world, can now start to discover its amazing hidden treasures.
Be part of it! Order your copy below! It will be available shortly in 4 different versions as seen below.


“The Penicuik Epic” has now its own blog-website (please click here), or copy paste link

you can make your comments there, do an evaluation, see  pictures of the launch event there, read the intros and afterwords for free, as well as listen to the readings of not just the winning stories, as the treasure box gets unpacked.

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Coming Soon

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creating the Penicuik Epic – it is only the beginning!

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