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The Amazing Edie Eckhart Book 1

Written by Rosie Jones

Illustrated by Natalie Smillie

Part of the The Amazing Edie Eckhart Series

Key Stage 2 Funny School Stories

The Amazing Edie Eckhart Book 1 Synopsis

A sparky middle-grade series from TV comedian Rosie Jones. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Dork Diaries.

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. 

The Amazing Edie Eckhart Book 1 Press Reviews

Fresh, funny and ULTRA cool -- Jacqueline Wilson

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444958348
Publication date: 5th August 2021
Author: Rosie Jones
Illustrator: Natalie Smillie
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Disability / Special Needs, Funny, School Stories

About Rosie Jones

Rosie Jones is a British stand-up comedian who has written for multiple panel shows, and has appeared as a guest on The Last Leg, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Hypothetical. Rosie often incorporates her cerebral palsy into her comedic style. She was awarded second place in the Leicester Mercury's New Comedian of the Year in 2018, and her star has been on the rise ever since. Rosie has written for Sex Education and hosts the podcast Daddy Look at Me with Helen Bauer. Rosie can't wait to be a children's author - Jaqueline Wilson is her personal hero! Natalie lives in Devon ...

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