Review: A Whirlwind Adventure of Imagination
Review by Chloe K, 11, Canberra, Australia.
'Erasmus James and the Galactic Zapp Machine' is Australian author D.C. Green's first novel for children. D.C. Green comes from a writing background of award winning surf and travel journalism and adult humour.
The main character Erasmus is an extremely adventurous and curious boy who lives with his mad scientist father. Erasmus finds it challenging to obey rules and his negative attitude makes friendships difficult. Against his father's instructions Erasmus uses the Zapporter (a machine invented by his father to transfer you to different galaxies). It is here that we travel with Erasmus on a two fold journey. One where he physically travels across a different galaxy, and the other where he learns how to trust and to treat others with understanding and respect.
D.C. Green has cleverly used both people and animals as significant characters. The main characters Erasmus and Franklin, a horse, both have very different personalities and clash with a big bang.
This book is amusing and takes you on a whirlwind adventure of imagination. The reader is compelled to find out what will happen next.
I recommended it to anyone who enjoys a fun read.