Wednesday 11 October 2017

On 11 October in Poland Zielona Sowa will publish four new books by British authors. Those novels are especially recommended to children from the age of 9 and to their parents. Stories and important themes presented in the books will stimulate the imagination of both young and older readers. Plot outline:

  • The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge is a cosmic adventure for those who like gazing at the stars. Jamie Drake’s dad works at the International Space Station orbiting Earth. Although Jamie thinks it is a cool thing, he misses him badly. One day, when spending his time at the local observation lab, Jamie picks up a weird signal on his mobile phone. Funny, smart and exciting novel – “The Times”.
  • Crime story Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchock tells a tale of 10 days before Christmas. Teenage girl Maya is travelling by bus as she accidently takes a picture of a couple arguing on a street. During the act she realises the man is holding a gun and that he has also noticed Maya.
  • The Tale of Angelino Brown is a funny story written by David Almond, award-winning author of works such as The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas. One day Bert Brown, a bus driver, finds a tiny angel in his pocket. Together with his wife Beth they decide to take care of the boy and they name him Angelino. Little angle goes to school where he makes both friends and foes. 
  • Little Bits of Sky by S.E. Durrant is a heartwarming story of friendship, growing up and overcoming hardships of adult life from child’s point of view. In 1987 orphaned Ira and Zac start living in “Skilly” orphanage. For the next three years Ira is keeping a dairy where she is writing stories about those living in the house. Through her child’s eyes she see loneliness and challenges of creating bonds and building one’s identity. Difficult situations force our little heroes to become independent and mature. At the same time siblings meet Martha, the owner of an incredible house with a garden. Will Zac and Ira finally find their place on Earth?

British Council is an official patron of the publications.