Jacques Cousteau is watching nervously on the bridge of his ship Calypso as it slowly makes it way through a maze of razor-sharp coral tow
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Perilous Passage through the Coral Maze
Jacques Cousteau is watching nervously on the bridge of his ship Calypso as it slowly makes it way through a maze of razor-sharp coral towards the mysterious Blue Hole. One wrong move and the coral could slice open the hull.
Trapped Outside the Spacecraft
Alexei Leonov has completed the first ever spacewalk. But as he reaches the airlock he realises his suit has expanded in the vacuum of space. He cannot fit inside. He is trapped outside the spacecraft.
Inferno in the Desert
Red Adair is in a converted caterpillar truck inching towards a towering fire at an exploded gas well in the Sahara Desert. He intends to extinguish it by placing high explosive at its base.
Cracking Under Pressure
Jacques Piccard is thousands of metres below the sea in his tiny deep-sea submersible heading towards the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean. Then he and his companion, Don Walsh, hear an ominous crack and feel their craft shudder.
Attacked by a Lioness
George Adamson is hunting for a man-eating lion which had been attacking villagers in the plains of Africa. Then, a lioness leaps out of nowhere and charges towards a fellow game warden. It seems certain he will not survive.
The dramatic voyage of Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki is a story all children should know about. It was full of danger and adventure, but none more so than when a man fell overboard into the shark-infested waters of the Pacific … To find out
'Hi-Tech Kid' back cover summary
The publication of the new Charlie Lupton adventure, Charlie Lupton and the Hi-Tech Kid, is fast approaching! The back cover summary can now be revealed:
Charlie Lupton and the Hi-Tech Kid
Stop Press: I have now started writing the next Charlie Lupton book! The proposed title is: Charlie Lupton and the Hi-Tech Kid. More news to follow …
100 things to do at school before the age of 11
When writing a story for children that includes a school context, what kind of things should be included? Or better, what kind of things would children like to be included?
Secret Satellite Launch Approaches
The countdown to the launch of Charlie Lupton and the Secret Satellite is now entering its final phase. We have been busy in the past few days with pre-flight checks on thousands of components - i.e. proofreading thousands of words.
The Viewpoint of the Narrator
A key decision which the author must make from the outset is what viewpoint or viewpoints to adopt. Is the story going to be being written from only one character’s perspective, or that of several characters?