When twelve-year old Jack Mac Paidin touches a golden telescope that gives him magical powers, he enters a portal to travel through time to uncover hidden secrets about his parents’ deaths…and the betrayal of his own brother. Things aren’t what they seem in this fast-paced second volume in the Jack and the Magic Hat Maker middle-grade fantasy series.
Deceived and abducted by his older brother, twelve-year-old Jack Mac Paidin takes a trip through time to meet his long-lost grandmother, Lydia, who contacted him through the magic of a special golden telescope. Can Lydia protect Jack from the evil group who made him an orphan and is out to harness his powers before it’s too late? So begins the fantasy adventure The Kidnapping King, the thrilling second book of the Jack and the Magic Hat Maker series, by Tracy Partridge-Johnson.
Jack’s own family—his aunt Inez leading the helm—is plotting against him to gain access to his newfound powers to use for sinister deeds. They’ve even convinced his older brother, Ethan, that Jack is vying to take his rightful share of the family inheritance, in an effort to pin him against his brother and use him to capture Jack and his magic.
“We need that boy,” Thaddeus O’Brien interjected. “All these years of care and preparation are for nothing if we aren’t able to control all three children.”