We’re thrilled to be spreading the word about a stagey new book series called The Amazing Edie Eckhart by comedian, writer and actress Rosie Jones (recommended reading age 8/9+). We’ve got some activity sheets for you to enjoy and keep an eye out on our Instagram
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A little more about Edie…
'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
The Amazing Edie Eckhart is a great book for all performers big and small and is filled with plenty of laughs besides.