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Charlie Lupton Adventures

'Hi-Tech Kid' back cover summary

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 19:43

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:

Mickey is given a role in the approaching school play with hilarious consequences. Meanwhile, Omar, the new boy, impresses Geraldine with his incredible inventions. Will her friendship with Charlie, Mickey and Emma survive?

Then Charlie has a terrible loss which overshadows everything …

World Book Day at Stivichall Primary School

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:22

I am very much looking forward to visiting Stivichall Primary School in Coventry on Thursday to help with their World Book Day activities. I will be reading an extract from a Charlie Lupton adventure to a couple of classes and then the pupils will have a go at writing their own stories. Apparently they are going to dress up as characters from their favourite children’s book - should be fun!

Project Sky Canvas

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 18:55

In Charlie Lupton and the Secret Satellite, a research satellite fires meteorites which are supposed to land in a remote area of Norway. A satellite firing meteorites? Crazy, right?  Not quite. I recently heard about a Japanese Company, ALE, and their project called Sky Canvas. This involves launching a satellite which will fire tiny pellets from space into the atmosphere.

Jet on the school field

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:03

Truth can be stranger than fiction. Imagine a passage in a Charlie Lupton book which went something like this:

When Charlie and Mickey arrived at school on Monday morning, all the children were gathered at the edge of the playground. They were looking onto the playing field.

    ‘What’s going on?’ asked Mickey.

    ‘I dunno,’ said Charlie, ‘let’s go and see.’

    They made their way through the crowd of children. When they got to the front they stood, open-mouthed.

Secret Satellite Launch Approaches

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:15

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. All checks have now been completed and the first batch should be shipped from the printers in the next few days! Meanwhile the International Space Station continues to orbit the earth.

Secret Satellite back cover summary

Submitted by Nigel Bernard on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:57

The all-important back-cover summary for the upcoming Charlie Lupton and the Secret Satellite can now be revealed:

When a meteorite smashes into the school playing field all is not what it seems. Charlie and his friends are plunged into an explosive adventure – an adventure which leads to an epic confrontation with the secret satellite.

The dramatic artwork for the cover has been drawn by Glyn Rand of GrandPortraits.

The countdown to publication launch continues ...