Hi! Bart King here. I’m a longtime middle school teacher who’s written dozens of funny books for younger readers and immature adults.
Disney published my latest book, a funny novel titled The Drake Equation. It’s a wacky adventure about Noah Grow, a young birdwatcher who ends up saving his school, but possibly destroying the world. Ooh, and my editor at Disney worked with Rick Riordan on his Percy Jackson books, so I have that going for me. Here are some short reviews:
“[This novel] has a lot going for it. There’s an immensely likable protagonist and his marvelous twin friends, a school life that feels true . . . and a mystery that really engages the reader. King tosses a lot of balls in the air, keeping the twists fast and furious, but thankfully, while Noah is suitably overwhelmed, the reader isn’t.” San Francisco Review of Books
“Readers after funny sc-fi fare may enjoy the book’s absurdities, alien misunderstandings, and wordplay.” Booklist
“Librarians will find that young readers empathize with the young birdwatcher and his friends…. children will enjoy the school and friendship aspects of the story.” Teacher Librarian Magazine
“Noah is a strong enough character to snag interest and keep it… there’s clever humor and a great central protagonist to carry readers along to the end.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Mock ‘field notes’ [offer] information from Noah’s perspective in a clever, albeit gratuitous way. A sci-fi narrative with an enjoyable main character.” Kirkus