Space tale is a mod­ern shaggy dog adventure

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

A DAL­MALLY au­thor is about to have her lat­est chil­dren’s book pub­lished.

Chris­tine Hawe will see her lat­est output, The Dog that Peed on Mars, hit the shelves on Thurs­day June 30.

Chris­tine started writ­ing this and her other chil­dren’s sto­ries when she was look­ing af­ter her grand­chil­dren. To en­ter­tain them, she would write a chap­ter, then they had to write an­other few pages them­selves.

Ac­cord­ing to Chris­tine: ‘Sci­en­tists all over the world had dreamed of the jour­ney to Mars for years. Now ev­ery­thing was per­fect apart from one small de­tail...

‘In the mid­dle of the Arizona desert, a glitch has been found in a space probe to Mars. Some­one has for­got­ten to pro­vide enough room for a hu­man and they quickly need to find a crea­ture small enough to fit in the space ve­hi­cle.

‘Jamie, with his posh English ac­cent and quirky ideas, may have the so­lu­tion: a dog. But not just any dog – the wire­haired ter­rier Pepsi, trained (in her spare time) by Jamie’s mother back in Eng­land.

‘ Will Jamie’s out­landish scheme work? Can Pepsi be trained in time? And, once he gets to Mars, what will he find? All will be re­vealed in this imag­i­na­tive and light-hearted tale for chil­dren.’

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