Christopher Jackson-Ash

Tricky Tristan Starts School

Tricky Tristan Starts School by Christopher Jackson-Ash
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For readers of:Fantasy & Children's Books, J.R.R. Tolkien, Michael Moorcock
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Print Length29 pages
PublisherChristopher John Allen
Publication Date2014
About the Book

Tristan Throttlethwaite is from the planet Arcadia, in the constellation of Orion. However, he doesn't know that. Tristan Throttlethwaite is his Earth name. If you think that is difficult to spell, you should see his real name. In Arcadian, his name has thirty-five letters, with five Qs, six Xs and seven Zs. It is quite unpronounceable.Tristan was stranded on Earth as a baby when his father's company space ship crashed. His father was an intergalactic travelling salesman who sold spare parts for Milky Way Spaceships Limited. He had decided to take his family away with him on a business trip and had mistaken Earth for a similar, but more advanced planet, fifty light years away. (Actually he had been map reading and had got the galaxy planet atlas upside down.) What happened to Tristan's parents is something of a mystery (and another story). However, Tristan was alone and lost in a strange place. After many adventures and hardships he was taken in by Harry & Mary Throttlethwaite and brought up as their own son. Tris is now 7 years old - Earth years that is. (In Arcadian he would be 21 as there are only 120 days in a year. Imagine having a birthday, Christmas, Easter, and holidays every four months. There wouldn't be much time left for school.) The Throttlethwaites have just started a take-away food business in a sleepy sugarcane town in North Queensland. Tristan is growing up just like any other normal boy. Little does anyone know that at age 21, Arcadian children begin to develop unusual powers and need special training in how to use them. The sleepy little town is about to be woken up.

Set in North Queensland, Australia in the 1980s.

Great reading for children 6 to 10 years.

About the Author

Christopher Jackson-Ash is in his late fifties and lives in Melbourne Australia. He has had a varied career in chemical engineering and risk management. Now that his children are grown up, he has returned to bohemia and is concentrating on his first love, writing. His main focus is on his FirstWorld multiverse inspired by Michael Moorcock and J.R.R. Tolkien. His work extends through flash fiction and short stories to novels in other genres, including children’s stories. He works with his alter ego - Kris the Bard.

Kris writes ...

I was born in Karo on FirstWorld and grew up to be a cook before I waskidnapped by pirates and unwillingly forced into the service of the evil wizard Weylyn the Wolf. After many adventures I became Bard of Elannort and eventually ended up in this dimension of the multiverse.

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