The Jamie Drake Equation

by Christopher Edge

Reading Age: 8+

Interest level: 9+

by Christopher Edge

Jamie’s dad is an astronaut. He's recently left Earth to stay on the International Space Station. Although it's cool to have an astronaut dad, Jamie misses him terribly.


While doing his homework at the observation lab one night, Jamie's phone picks up a up a weird signal. Could it be a message from aliens? A message that Jamie has to get to his father before it’s too late? But how do you rescue an astronaut without heading into space yourself?

After the amazing The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, Christopher Edge would easily be forgiven for a less ambitious follow-up. Instead, he has written a novel easily as good as the one before, filled with his trademark combination of wit, pathos and hilarity.


Publisher: Nosy Crow

About the author

  • Christopher Edge

    Christopher Edge grew up in Manchester, where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories. He now lives in Gloucestershire, where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant, and has written publications about encouraging children to read.

    Photo: Nosy Crow
    Photo: Nosy Crow

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