Enter At Your Own Risk: Quark’s Academy by Catherine Pelosi

Enter At Your Own Risk: Quark’s Academy by Catherine Pelosi

quark-s-academy“No pets, parents, soft toys, snacks or electronic devices allowed.

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!”

When junior scientific geniuses, Augustine, Celeste and Oscar are invited to attend the secretive and exclusive summer camp run by the mysterious Inventor Quark, they are over the moon. They will each be spending an entire week being exposed to cutting edge science, and developing their next great invention – potentially winning an “undisclosed” sum of money.

On arrival, the camp is as thrilling as the trio had anticipated – DNA extractions, escaped animals and archnemeses ensure that there isn’t a quiet moment. But certain things at the academy don’t add up, and our three intrepid inventors realise they will have to put aside their differences, join forces and solve the greatest conundrum they have ever encountered.

Pelosi has written a delightful and engaging novel, in which each of the three children have their own personal struggles to navigate whether they be fears, insecurities or self-doubts. The young science geniuses each represent different fields of scientific enquiry – Augustine is trying to save the planet, Celeste is the bold theoretical whiz, and Oscar reminds us all that experiments and science can be great fun, and that without enjoyment we are often not encouraged to explore further. All three have a passion for discovery that will no doubt inspire other young scientists.

Catherine Pelosi was Inspired to write Quark’s Academy after an astronomy course at the Sydney Observatory, taught by a ‘charismatic, enthusiastic and clever professor called Paul Payne.’ Pelosi found the novel slowly coming together in her mind over the duration of the course. The world of science had captured her imagination, and she wanted to do the same for young readers.

Jam-packed with gene splicing, complex chemical concoctions, and time travel, Quark’s Academy is the perfect read for any curious mind wanting to explore the exciting places that science can take them. (Ages 9+)

About the Author

Catherine Pelosi is a Sydney-based children’s book author. When she was younger, she loved two things in equal measure: animals and writing stories. For a long time she wanted to be a zoologist. Catherine has had several jobs working with animals, including in wildlife rescue, as a dinosaur tour guide and marketing for an animal shelter in London, but her love of writing never went away. These days, she writes as often as she can. Catherine hasn’t lost her love of animals, however, and you will often find one or two roaming through her stories. Quark’s Academy is Catherine’s first novel; Something For Fleur is her first picture book.

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    Synopsis

    SCIENCE IN PROGRESS - ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!Junior science geniuses Augustine, Celeste and Oscar can't believe their luck when they're accepted into an elite and mysterious science academy summer camp run by the elusive Inventor Quark.From the moment they step inside the gates of Quark's Academy at the end of Molecule Drive, they know they're in for a week they'll never forget. But things at the academy are not quite what they seem, and the three quickly realise that they'll need to put their squabbles aside and their heads together if they're ever to get out of there alive...A page-turning adventure for readers aged eight to twelve, QUARK'S ACADEMY is bound to cause a hair-raising reaction! 
    Catherine Pelosi
    About the author

    Catherine Pelosi

    Catherine Pelosi is a Sydney-based children's book author. When she was younger, she loved two things in equal measure: animals and writing stories. For a long time she wanted to be a zoologist. Catherine has had several jobs working with animals, including in wildlife rescue, as a dinosaur tour guide and marketing for an animal shelter in London, but her love of writing never went away. These days, she writes as often as she can. Catherine hasn't lost her love of animals, however, and you will often find one or two roaming through her stories.Quark's Academy is Catherine's first novel; Something For Fleur is her first picture book.

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