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Posted by Tom, August 18, 2017

“Every book Christopher Edge writes is a surprise and a delight”: boundary-pushing children’s books

Janet Smyth, the Children and Education Programme Director at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, has collected some of her favourite fantasy and science fiction children’s books for Lounge Books – “innovative books that push the boundaries of expectation and imagination”. And we are delighted to see that The Jamie Drake Equation, by Christopher Edge, is included in her selection!

On The Jamie Drake Equation, Janet writes:

“Every book Christopher Edge writes is a surprise and a delight. His latest is about Jamie whose dad is an astronaut. While doing his homework at the observation lab one night, Jamie’s phone picks up a up a weird signal. Could it be a message from aliens? A message that Jamie has to get to his father before it’s too late? But how do you rescue an astronaut without heading into space yourself?”

You can read the full round-up on the Lounge Books site, here.

Named one of The Times’ best children’s books of the year, The Jamie Drake Equation combines action and adventure with cutting-edge space exploration and a compelling emotional core – it is truly awesome storytelling. You can take a look inside the book below:

Buy the book online.