Oliver Togg is selected to represent Earth in a Galactic Olympic Competition the like of which has never been seen before. Will he win, or is winning not that important to extra-terrestrials who value friendship, sportsmanship and knowledge above gold medals.
Star Games is a funny, cheeky and exciting tour through the Milky Way, led by little Oliver Togg who has a lot to prove, to Olympius and to Earth, but most of all to himself.
This is a new edition to coincide, almost, with the London Olympics. It has a new cover and wonderful illustrations by talented young artist Felix Leone.
Age Range: 8+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’ paperback
Word Count: 51,000
Published: November 2012
Oliver stared at the volcanoes, one after another, spitting flames and boiling lava. It looked like pictures he’d seen of Earth when it was just getting started, black and red and vicious, but awesome.
Suffice it to say, these children, all aged twelve, all bright, all handsome, all top of their classes, all good or very good at sports, all became household names. A thousand others got mentions in the newspapers and their parents cut out the mentions and either framed them or stuck them into scrapbooks. It was a wonderful honour even to be considered and the parents were either over the moons of Saturn or sick as the parrots on Arcturus One (though they didn’t know this) when their children were either accepted or rejected for the draw. The bookies had the following odds:
4 to 1 : Alex Nurse, Katy McNamara, Victoria Jonquil
5 to 1 : Peter Juniper
6 to 1 : Chloe Kipper, Tabetha Turner
7 to 1 : Tanjina Urqhart, Ignatius Devine
up to 1000 to 1 for a child named Polly Blessed, who despite being 1000 to 1, was still top of her class, good at sports, nice looking and very polite.
Book dedications have always intrigued me, but so far I’ve never seen a website dedication. Perhaps this is the first. As it says in The Last Garden, “So special, so loved, so missed.” This little dedication is For Ana.