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The Secrets of Galen’s Anatomy In Chapter Four of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, Jenny and Pandora unearth a mysterious medical textbook called Galen’s Anatomy in Doc Magee’s office. Galen was an ancient Greek physician, one of the founding
Otago Gold Rush (1861-1864) It may be a rollicking tall tale, but The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee has deep roots in New Zealand history. In May of 1861, an Australian miner named Gabriel Read was prospecting in a creek
A Real New Zealand Gold Rush Town Arrowtown is the inspiration for Jenny’s hometown of Eden in The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee. The settlement lies nestled in the Southern Alps, with mountains all around: “To picture the world where
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Storyteller. Folklorist. Musician. When it comes to Kam and Lok’s life in Eden, special thanks must be paid to William David “Charlie” Chin. His insights into The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee were invaluable in the draft stage. It was
The Bard from Narrambla Born in 1864, Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson was a solicitor, author, war correspondent, and composer. But above all, he was a bush poet. His subjects were the rough and tumble horsemen of his youth; his lands
Idaho Artist & Children’s Illustrator Adore the cover of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee? You are not alone! This wonderful depiction of Jenny & Pandora in the mountains is the work of Forrest Dickison, a full-time illustrator and artist.
Trade reviews are out for The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee! This funny, heartfelt, rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold is scheduled to be published on August 21, 2018. Pre-order at your local bookstore and