Christopher Edge, author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and the upcoming The Jamie Drake Equation, appeared on Radio 4’s You and Yours yesterday, talking about the popularity of science-based children’s fiction – and you can listen to the programme on catch-up now!
Here’s a link to listen to yesterday’s episode.
The Jamie Drake Equation is another phenomenal novel for 9+ year olds, combining great storytelling, popular science, and lots of heart
Jamie’s dad is an astronaut.This is a good thing, because how cool is that? And a bad thing, because he’s orbiting Earth and Jamie misses him badly.
Doing his homework at the observatory one night, Jamie inadvertently picks up a weird signal on his mobile phone. Could it be from an alien civilisation? Turns out, they’re the only ones who can help Jamie bring his father back. But how do you rescue an astronaut without heading into space yourself?
Combining action and adventure with cutting-edge space exploration and a compelling emotional core, this is truly awesome storytelling.
Here’s a look inside the book:
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