Eric Wishbone and the Frozen Earth is Jonathan’s first published book for children. It is based – partly – on Jonathan’s imaginary experience with a Solar Bear called Kevin, although Kevin’s real name has been changed to save his embarrassment. All other aspects of Jonathan’s story about Eric Wishbone have also been completely made up. Any similarity between Miss Isle and head teachers anywhere is entirely coincidental – honest!
Jonathan Oldershaw lives in the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire with his wife, two sons and a black and white cat called Coco. His claim to fame is that he once stood close to a Blue Peter presenter although he admits it was more than 20 years after the presenter had left the show. When he isn’t trying to think of interesting things to do on wet Sunday afternoons (there are a lot of these where he lives) he climbs trees, jumps over streams and rolls down steep hills – sometimes with his children and sometimes without them.
- A little bit about Jonathan Oldershaw (jonathanoldershaw.wordpress.com)
I’m sooooo excited – my adventure story for children about mind-controlling ice cream and a trip to the sun with a talking Solar Bear is to be published soon.
Asked if it was going to be original, compelling for children, exciting and engaging, of course I said I hoped it would be all four! Here’s a taster of what’s to come in Eric Wishbone and the Frozen Earth.
Eric Wishbone’s head teacher, Miss Isle, has gone completely bonkers. She wants to take over the world with mind-controlling ice cream, and has a diabolical plan to get the ice she needs by blowing up the sun! No-one seems to care but why would they when they can eat as much shark-fin-burper-slurper, swimming-pool-hotel-choco-bazooka-mint-mountain or sports-car-rocket-launch-cloud-drifter-with-a-hint-of-toffee ice cream as they could ever imagine? Eric, his two best friends Freddie Neptune and Bobby Spoon, his dog called Dracula, and a Solar Bear from outer space, are the only ones who can possibly save the world from freezing over…forever! Can Eric get to the mysterious source of Miss Isle’s power in time?
We’re working on finalising the book’s cover and as soon as it’s ready I’ll post it here for its first outing.
Is this going to be the start of Eric Wishbone adventures? You bet!
Signing off for now, Jonathan