Troubador Sean the Actor

Released: 28/04/2014

ISBN: 9781783062003

eISBN: 9781783068111

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Sean the Actor

What do the grown-ups do?


Sean the Actor is the third book of the series ‘What Do the Grown-Ups Do?’ The stories are based on life in the north-west Highlands of Scotland in a village called Badaneel and follow three local girls as they investigate the world of grown-up jobs. Designed for children aged 5-10 years, their aim is to help children understand different jobs and educate them about working life in a light-hearted manner. Whilst in story format, they are also factual, based on a real place, written about real people. Sean the actor visits Badaneel for the screening of his latest film. Before he heads off to meet and greet the guests, he spends some time with the Mackenzie girls, educating them on the pros and cons of acting. He has them in stitches with different accents, talks about the enjoyable, yet unpredictable nature of acting life, and explains why you must never look at the camera! Other books in the series include: Joe the Fisherman, Papa the Stockfarmer, Fiona the Doctor and Richard the Vet. “My children constantly ask, ‘What do the grown ups do at work?’ It was this interest that sparked the idea for the books. Whilst they love to play, they are equally eager to tag along with the adults, learning new things,” says Mairi, about her inspiration for the series. “I thought it would be useful to educate them about the workplace and broaden their ideas for their life ahead. Although the message is educational, it is designed to be fun too,” she said.

Coming soon in the What do the grown-ups do? include:

Book 1: Joe the Fisherman
Book 2: Papa the Stockfarmer
Book 3: Sean the Actor
Book 4: Fiona the Doctor
Book 5: Richard the Vet
Book 6: Gordon the Wildlife film maker
and many more…

Pocketful of Rye

These are some very interesting books. They are filled with information, but it doesn't seem like it's being shoved in your face. The kids ask basic questions, but you don't feel like the author thinks you're stupid. I hope there are many more to come in this series.

by Alison Dollar

Mairi McLellan

Mairi and her husband run a croft farming Highland cattle and operate boat charters amongst the stunning scenery of the northwest Highlands of Scotland.

The What do the grown-ups do? series of books are based on the Highland village life and follow three local girls as they investigate the world of grown-up jobs.

After graduating from Glasgow University and a post-grad in France, Mairi worked in the family software business until its sale. She spent over nine years working and traveling abroad and finally returned to the family home in the Highlands of Scotland in 2011. She lives by the sea with her husband, three daughters, a collie dog, a cat and many Highland cows.

Mairi McLellan

playing rounders in the Highlands
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