About The Author

Tracy Partridge-Johnson

The daughter of an aeronautical engineer and a church organist, Tracy was raised with a deep appreciation for logic and spirituality, while simultaneously embracing a love for the magical and supernatural. These themes inevitably formed the background for her writing and story-telling career.

She is a life-long entrepreneur and artist, focusing most of her energy on a variety of creative endeavors before turning her attention to full-time writing. Tracy is a serial entrepreneur and small business-owner, a world-traveler, video-gamer, health-nut, and foodie. She has three adult children, eight grand children, and lives happily in a small town on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon with her best friend and life-partner, Jeff.

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eBook Version – The Golden Telescope


Book One - The Golden Telescope

Twelve-year old Jack Mac Paidin’s life is miserable. His parents are dead, and he’s stuck with his heartless aunt and uncle, who make him live in the cold, dank basement.

Then his life takes a crazy turn when he touches a golden telescope that reveals he has magical abilities. He learns that he comes from a long line of magic workers who want to use his powers for their nefarious purposes. A mysterious visitor rescues him using a magic hat and takes him to his ancestral home in Dublin, Ireland. 

Though Jack’s life at Mac Paidin Manor is much better than it was living in the basement, things are far from perfect. There is a dangerous organization called The Dark Cabal, and Jack learns that it is responsible for killing his parents and separating him from his brother and sister. Confronting them will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

After years of trauma-related asthma attacks and life as a number-loving nerd, Jack finally feels like his life has meaning. Even though he is bewildered to discover that there is a world of magic he knows nothing about, Jack learns that he is special. He is the only person who can help find his Grandma Lydia trapped in the past and solve the mystery surrounding his parent’s death.

Full of relatable characters, wildly imaginative situations and countless exciting details, this first book in the series by author Tracy Partridge-Johnson portrays an unforgettable story and sets the stage for many incredible adventures to come.

A captivating story filled with magic, mystery, and time-travel for middle-grade and early teen readers of Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan. 


Tracy Partridge-Johnson. © 2016 – 2020 Copyright Tracy Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Paperback Version – The Golden Telescope


Book One - The Golden Telescope

Kids who love magic, mystery, and time-travel will love this first installment in the new 9-book series about 12-year old Jack Mac Paidin and his adventures in time and space.

Wow, I started reading at noon today. It’s 8pm. I haven’t moved. It has kept me wanting more at every turn of the page. When I got to the end it was a great loud Ahhhhh! My partner ran in thinking something was wrong and laughed when I told him it was the end of the book. I Loved IT. Well done. XXX ~Sandra Hesse

Amazingly creative, filled with details and imagery that fill your mind with scenes as if you’re there in the moment. Such a great book for all ages. I read this to my 8 and 5 year olds. They both loved it!! Definitely a book for all ages! Can’t wait for more!! ~ Rachel Wilson


Listen to what these 5-star Amazon-reviewers have to say about The Golden Telescope!


“This book is not just for children! I loved it, and I am 62 years old. Of-course I loved all the Harry Potter books too. I would put this book up there with Rowling and Riordan, who I have also read. But trust me, this is not a second hand remake of those classics. The story is original and exciting. Action, adventure, and mystery with a strong paranormal bent. Great book. Anxiously awaiting book 2.”

Rhonda Jones


“Tracy has done an excellent job writing a story that grabs you in the very beginning and captivates your heart as you join the adventure bound antics of Jack and Bart. They find themselves in places they have never been mystified by magical notations that leave them in awe. They learn of secrets from the past and are enlightened to secrets to the future. Leaving us wanting more from this series.”

Debbie Prestwich


“Amazingly creative, filled with details and imagery that fill your mind with scenes as if your there in the moment. Such a great book for all ages, I read this to my 8 and 5 year old they both loved it!! Definitely a book for all ages!! Can’t wait for more!!”

Rachel Wilson


“This is a fun, fast read for all ages. If you’re a fan of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter then this book is for you. Hard to put down. I almost finished it in one night.”

Kindle Customer



“I was looking for different books I could gift my nephews and nieces with. Before I would do that, I of course take a look at the book mysepf. This beautifully illustrated cover and intriguing title attracted my attention and I took a look inside! I got captivated by the story! Not sure if I am the accurate audience, still it was so delightful to read the adventure of Jack! All characters were amazingly well created and I could feel the passion and the heart of the author! Really really well done and I luckily have a superb book to gift to my nephews and nieces now! Awesome!”



“Jack and the Magic Hat Maker is a wonderful, exciting, riveting book! It is well written and enthrawling! It keeps you not only engaged, but anxious for the adventures that never fail with excitement!!! I can’t wait for the next book and hope for many more!!!”

Melissa Bowles



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Book One - The Golden Telescope