Today’s guest post is by author Christopher Edge, sharing some of the great ways in which readers have responded to his books.
Over the past year I have so enjoyed hearing from teachers and pupils who’ve been reading The Many Worlds of Albie Bright in school. I’ve seen some wonderful classroom displays inspired by Matt Saunders’ amazing cover art including this one from Miss Shaw, a primary school teacher from Norfolk, and it was fabulous to hear about the activities that Jupiter Class at Hillcrest Primary School have been doing in this blog post written by their teacher Mr Martin. And pupils at Greenhill Primary school who are reading the book as part of the Reading Gladiators project have even been inspired to test out the Quantum Banana Theory!
Since the publication of The Jamie Drake Equation a couple of months ago, it’s been wonderful too to see the ideas that this story of astronauts, aliens and absent fathers is inspiring. The book group at the marvellous Forum Books & Kids in Corbridge, Northumberland created these amazing spaceships, with one member also producing a space magazine inspired by the story.
At the wonderful Ottie and the Bea bookshop in London, the book group there have created their own epic film inspired in equal parts by The Jamie Drake Equation and Georges Méliès A Trip to the Moon. And just this week the teacher of Class 7 at Burnopfield Primary School shared the amazing classroom display they’ve created showcasing their work this term.
Thank you to everyone for sharing these wonderful creations with me. Children’s books can help children to make sense of the world, provide a refuge from it and maybe one day inspire them to build a better one. As an author it’s truly inspiring to see this creativity.
Thank you, Chris! If you’re new to Chris’s fantastic books, you can take a look inside The Many Worlds of Albie Bright here, and read a preview of The Jamie Drake Equation below:
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