Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth (2013) (Post 229)

Journey to the Centre of the Earth... Okay, okay, but at least I gave the school teacher in it the name Mr Verne. This was another commission, in which I was given a length and a subject and then given my head. As usual, I made it as much of a story as I could.  Todd and Cai are told by their new teacher to get ready to go to the Centre. They assume he means the Interactive Learning Centre but instead, they travel by rocket to Iceland and... wheeeee. They learn about the Earth's layers on the way. It's a field trip in a million! Today, while seeing if this book has an internet presence (unlike A Nifty Nest it has) I discovered a Spanish language edition called Viaje al centro de la tierra. The things you find on the internet, eh? (And no, I don't speak Spanish.)


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service.

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