Finn and the Magic Backpack

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Julie Flynn

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​Finn is a young boy who dreams of becoming an adventurer. One day, a magical gift from his Granny makes that dream come true. Accompanied by the ultimate travel buddy, BP the magic backpack. He learns how to use the Ten Essentials to stay safe and have fun in the backcountry.



Short Summary

Finn craves an adventure in the mountains. He receives a magical backpack that has the ten essentials inside. He decides to visit Granny and along the way he runs into problems that make him use all the essentials keeping him safe.


North Vancouver Mountains, North Vancouver Canada.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Finn

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: BP - Backpack

Age: N/A

Gender: Other

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Leader,Blunt

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About The Author

I was born and raised in Newcastle North East of England. When I was 27 I had my own adventure and move to North Vancouver, Canada. I soon developed a love for the outdoors especially trail running and hiking in particular. My running adventures have taken me to some magical places in the world with races in the Sahara Desert, Rockies Mountains, and the French and Italian Alps as well as local trail races. My path has never been a straight and narrow one. I have an inquisitive mind, always looking for new things to explore and learn about. My running adventures and where I live have inspired me to explore writing. In particular, a 200-mile foot race in the Italian Alps where I used many of the Ten Essentials more than once. The proof of their importance and her imagination has been captured in “Finn and the Magic Backpack”. A North Shore Fairy Tale.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

North shore community, Trail Runners, Hikers

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: The Self Publishing Agency

Year Published: July 2018

Hard Copy Available



SBN- 978-1-775331414 - Hardcover ISBN-978-1-775331407 - softcover