Jo-Kin Battles the it
Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside nerdy Sam Jones aka Sam-Wich. Their first Super Space Kid mission is to save the galaxy from deadly alien, called the It. When the It kidnaps Captain Astra, it's a race against time. Can Josh save Astra, the galaxy and us all ...before it's too late? Blast off with Jo-Kin in this hilarious space adventure to empower kids with resilience, team building and brain power skills, illustrated by Trevor Salter. Download FREE teacher notes and FUN kids activities. www.karentyrrell.com Themes: humour, resilience, teamwork, bullying, self-esteem, family, friendship. *5 STAR REVIEWS: Publishers, agents, teachers, sci-fi writers , authors, and school counsellors. Aligned with Kids Matter: Australian curriculum.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 127 x 202.95 x 10.67mm | 204.12g
- 10 Oct 2015
- Digital Future Press
- QLD, Australia
- 7 Black and white illustrations
You have successfully created a strong first novel in an action packed adventure series. Your plot is strong and moves along at a good pace. Humour & lots of food references make the story child centred. It has commercial potential.' -- Leonie Tyle: Agent & Publisher; Jo-Kin (aka Josh Atkins) is a funny but flawed, easy to like hero-in-the-making. As a lonely star-gazing super-geek, he's the boy least likely to save the universe. All he needs is a teammate and an opportunity. Full of action, adventure, and slobbering space monsters, Jo-Kin Battles the It is an intergalactic odyssey to be loved by any little earthling. Blast off with Jo-Kin for the ride of your life! -- Alison Stegert: School Counsellor, Teacher & Writer; 'A great plot. Well rounded characters and good mix of dialogue and action. You do fight scenes really well. Love the names of the creatures and the world you have built. -- Samantha Wheeler Author: Shortlisted Queensland Literary Award; 'Loved the cheeky tone - so hip and now. Really appreciate reading this story - fabulous.' -- Judge CYA Competition; I can see kids enjoying the action, robots and gizmos.'-- Charmaine Clancy: Teacher, Author; 'Loved the pace of your story. The plot is original. Kids as protectors of the universe will appeal to kids. -- Robin Adolphs: Children's Author & Ex-School Deputy Principal; 'Fast-moving and entertaining. Kids' Space School and programme entirely staffed by kids ... quite original. Emphasis on working as a team will go down well. Keep seeing this as a graphic novel.' -- Sally Odgers: Author to over 260 books & Editor; 'This action-packed, humorous story races along at a rocketing pace!'--Jacqui Halpin: Writer, Leader @ Write Links; 'Wow - what's life like at Space Kid's School? Josh must: survive the entry challenges, successfully master the super-tech gadgets and somehow ... SAVE the galaxy!' -- Judi Stroud: Teacher & Fantasy writer
About Karen Tyrrell
Karen Tyrrell is an award-winning Australian author and teacher. Karen presents interactive story telling sessions, creative writing workshops, seminars and author talks in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. She speaks out on TV, radio and writes for magazines. Harry Helps Grandpa Remember (2015) and Bailey Beats the Blah (2013) empowers children with resilience skills. STOP the Bully (2014) junior novel empowers children with assertive anti-bullying strategies.