The Jamie Drake Equation

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The Jamie Drake Equation

The Jamie Drake Equation

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Doing his homework at the observation lab one night, Jamie inadvertently picks up a weird signal on his mobile phone. Young male protagonists who have problems centered around inability to express their emotion and communicate with others having all their problems solved by the arrival of aliens. The narrative voice is a particular merit within Edge's writing- as a reader you can truly feel Jamie's inner turmoil at being pulled in so many different directions, and I found that I really shared his highs and lows. Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award, the Haringey Children's Book Award and the Bolton Children's Fiction Award.

As the alien life force makes contact with him, Jamie gains insight into the universe, but his new friend also comes to understand more about the Earth, and when something unexpected happens at the space station, Jamie is able to somehow save his father. While he might sometimes seem to be selfish, there's no denying that it's hard to have your father so far away on your birthday. This experience has been fantastic primarily for the children, the school and also for me (professionally). There is respect for his readers, for as in The Many Worlds of Albie Bright the story is captivating, realistic and yet so imaginative.The blending of the mundane and the fantastical was very interesting, and I actually wish this book were longer. It was a good read and would have given us a lot to talk about but I just didn’t think we had enough copies in our library system to make it work. While visiting a nearby observatory and meeting Professor Forster, Jamie accidentally downloads data streaming into the Hubble Space Telescope, and his life changes quickly. They would also only drop off a case of books and leave us to run it – it was so lovely to have you on hand to chat to the children and recommend them books, as well as the small (but appreciated! The hope is that these will be found by any intelligent life out there and a response will be sent back to Earth.

A cosmic adventure for anyone who's ever looked at the stars, from the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. That one part when the professor starts explaining complicated math to Jamie and is like, you follow me, yeah? A cosmic adventure for anyone who’s ever looked at the stars, from the author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. He’s an astronaut, and he’s currently orbiting the earth on the International Space Station, about 400kms above the planet’s surface.However, as I've got older I've enjoyed reading fiction and non-fiction books that explore scientific concepts. I think I just like when adults in books are good examples to kids and also don't treat younger people like they're stupid. Nominated for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, the Haringey Children’s Book Award and the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award. An adorable middle-grade story about Jamie Drake, whose Dad is a famous astronaut on a space mission, which would be great if he didn’t miss him so much. Jaime's experience in the book is exactly what they were striving for, but not without the same respectful fear of potentially unpleasant outcomes if aliens actually "answered the phone.

As a Year 5/6 teacher, I used this book in conjunction with our Space topic, and the children loved it. His novel The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day won the STEAM Children's Book Prize and was also nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal, as were his novels The Longest Night of Charlie Noon, The Jamie Drake Equation, and the award-winning The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, which was also selected by the New York Public Library as one of the best children's books of the year.I used to think that Dad was the star of our family’s solar system, but now I know that the light shines in all of us. Though it sounds like an abstract mathematical concept, we see the examples of Fibonacci numbers in nature. It was also shortlisted for the North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award 2017 and nominated for the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2018.

The author blended the “just right” amount of science into his story to make an exciting and educational book. With solid science and believable family conflicts, this will be very satisfying to readers whose wishful thinking can suspend disbelief. To coincide with his dad's mission, Jamie's school is having a Space week and kids are designing aliens and making costumes to dress up in.It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly!

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