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Christopher Edge - Author

About the Author

Christopher Edge is an writer, freelance publisher and education consultant as well as an accomplished author of children's books.

Christopher grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. When not writing, he also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant and has written publications about encouraging children to read.
 

 

 

Featured books by Christopher Edge

Other books by Christopher Edge

Escape Room

Escape Room

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today. When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game. From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late? With cover illustration by David Dean. A writer of genuine originality - Guardian Check out these other brilliant books from Christopher Edge: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright The Jamie Drake Equation The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Rollercoasters: 19th Century Short Stories

Rollercoasters: 19th Century Short Stories

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2021

This collection of short stories is ideal for use with all 11-16 students to help prepare them for GCSE English Language and English Literature. Organised by genre and featuring a variety of short stories from a range of authors, with contextual information, this collection showcases the quality and breadth of 19th century short story writing.

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you. Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster... What lies in the heart of the wood? Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny are determined to discover the truth, but when night falls without warning they find themselves trapped in a nightmare. Lost in the woods, strange dangers and impossible puzzles lurk in the shadows. As time plays tricks, can Charlie solve this mystery and find a way out of the woods? But what if this night never ends...? A timeless novel for anyone who's ever felt lost. From the award-winning author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day. A gripping, thought-provoking adventure to read and discuss. KirkusReviews

Catapult: Student Book 2

Catapult: Student Book 2

Author: Christopher Edge, Peter Ellison, Esther Menon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Catapult has been developed to enable students who are below expected standards at age 11 to make the progress they need. Catapult provides students with the skills and knowledge to advance confidently in their English studies, whilst giving teachers the tools they need to track progression. This student book provides thematic chapters packed with relevant and accessible sources along with carefully structured activities across four key areas (building vocabulary, knowledge and understanding, reading skills and writing skills) that enable all students to make progress. Regular 'Check your skills' activities and end of chapter assessments enable them to demonstrate what they have learned and allow teachers to track their progress.

Rollercoasters: 19th, 20th and 21st-Century Non-Fiction

Rollercoasters: 19th, 20th and 21st-Century Non-Fiction

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/11/2018

This Rollercoaster collection of 19th21st century non-fiction texts and extracts aims to motivate students and aid their understanding of the types of non-fiction texts written across the three centuries. Providing engaging, interesting and diverse texts, clustered around a range of themes, this collection is ideal for use with all KS3 and KS4 students in helping to prepare for the GCSE English Language and Literature requirements.

My Best Short Story in 500 Words

My Best Short Story in 500 Words

Author: Christopher Edge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A new must-have write-in book for kids to put down their ideas, set the scene, choose their characters and craft the best short story in 500 words. With colourful illustrations throughout, it has prompts and ideas from bestselling children's author Christopher Edge for building plot, action, characters, scenes, beginnings and endings to help kids who are looking for a starting point for story-writing competitions, for homework, or for fun. With top tips from the Oxford word experts to further creativity and writing skills, activity pages and lots of space for drafting and editing the narrative, kids can be encouraged to write not only one story but to go on to write many more. In a handy format for slipping into the school bag, carrying around the house or taking on holiday, it is ideal for capturing ideas on the go, or putting in the finishing touches at the end of the day. Perfect for parents and teachers to encourage creativity and writing for fun, for homework or for story writing competitions.

Catapult: Student Book 1

Catapult: Student Book 1

Author: Christopher Edge, Peter Ellison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

Catapult has been developed to enable students who are below expected standards at age 11 to make the progress they need. Catapult provides students with the skills and knowledge to advance confidently in their English studies, whilst giving teachers the tools they need to track progression. This student book provides thematic chapters packed with relevant and accessible sources along with carefully structured activities across four key areas (building vocabulary, knowledge and understanding, reading skills and writing skills) that enable all students to make progress. Regular 'Check your skills' activities and end-of-chapter assessments enable them to demonstrate what they have learned and allow teachers to track their progress.

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