The debut children's book from comedian Rosie Jones is the endearing and laugh-out-loud story of the eponymous Edie; a schoolgirl with cerebral palsy and a love of performance.
A sparky middle-grade series from TV comedian Rosie Jones. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and DORK DIARIES.
'Fresh, funny and ultra cool' - Jacqueline Wilson
Hello! My name is Edie Eckhart and I'm eleven years old. I'm a little bit different. I have a disability called cerebral palsy, so I talk slowly and fall over a lot. It's never really bothered me because I've never known anything else.
Edie Eckhart is Excited with a capital E to start secondary school with her best friend Oscar - the fish to her chips, the bananas to her custard. But when she and Oscar are put into different tutor groups on their first day, Edie is devastated. Who will play secret hangman with her in class? Who will she eat sausage rolls with?
But while she's plotting her reunion with Oscar, she accidentally gets cast as the lead in the school play. As Edie discovers a passion for performance, she also finds new friendships, talents, and dreams. After all, it's easy to shine on and off the stage when you're Amazing with a capital A.
'This book is as funny and warm as a sausage roll. I loved it!' Jenny McLachlan, author of Land of Roar
'Enjoyable and uplifting. Everyone needs an Edie Eckhart in their lives.' Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm
This is a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting read. Everyone needs an Edie Eckhart in their lives! -- Jen Carney - author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G
Once I started reading The Amazing Edie Eckhart, I could not stop! This book is as funny and warm as a sausage roll. I loved it! -- Jenny McLachlan - author of Land of Roar
The funniest book I've read all year! -- Steven Lenton
A fabulous eye-opening and inspiring read for kids aged nine years and upwards * The Sunday Post *
This book is inspiring, original, and full of funny anecdotes that any Jacqueline Wilson fan would undoubtedly adore. -- Fiona Buckley * Irish Examiner *
Edie is a real and relatable character, flawed, fearless and funny, who just happens to have a disability. A hugely enjoyable read. -- Hannah Sycamore * The Scotsman *
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“Prepare to fall in love with Edie!”
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