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Posted by Tom, March 20, 2017

The Jamie Drake Equation is The Times’ Children’s Book of the Week

The Times have named The Jamie Drake Equation, the new book from The Many Worlds of Albie Bright author Christopher Edge, their Children’s Book of the Week!

Alex O’Connell writes: “This is a story about space, aliens and the bind of having to share your parents with other people, told with the intelligence and heart we expect of Christopher Edge […] Edge has found the equation that solves the problem of how to write a fun, intellectually challenging novel with an emotional centre for 7 to 11-year-olds. It’s a big tick.”

You can read the full review here.

And here’s a look inside the book:

Combining action and adventure with cutting-edge space exploration and a compelling emotional core, this is truly awesome storytelling.

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?

You can buy the book online here.

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