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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Will and the Whisp with Ross MacKay

Applications are now closed for this event.

Ross MacKay is an award-winning author, poet and playwright. His debut children's novel Will and the Whisp is a coming-of-age fantasy which examines themes of mental health and anxiety. Ross uses his lived experience of living with a mental health condition to open up conversations with young readers about the need for kindness to others and mental resilience

The Whisp is a fugitive. Living in between worlds, she flees from veteran hunters and the General who wishes to corrupt her power. For Will Devine, nothing could be worse than someone else knowing his thoughts. When an unfortunate incident in the boy's toilet mysteriously binds the two souls together, Will is horrified to find he is no longer the only voice inside his mind. With no way apart, the two of them must work together to find a solution. But with one teacher dead and another student's life on the line, can they survive long enough to escape from each other?


Thanks to Ross's extensive experience as a workshop facilitator, we are delighted to offer schools a choice of three engaging workshops. Please indicate your workshop choice in your application:

Workshop 1: Mental Health & Me

Workshop 2: Creating Worlds

Workshop 3: Inspiration Finder

Find out more about Ross MacKay(this will open in a new window)

When: Monday 24 October 2022

Who: Primary schools

Where: Your school (Fife)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P6–7 (ages 11–12)

Audience size: Maximum 30 pupils (1 class)

Deadline: Wednesday 21 September, 12 noon

Applications are now closed for this event.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).