Hi! Bart King here. You may know me from — wait, DO you know me?!
In 2016, Disney published my debut novel, The Drake Equation. It’s a funny science fiction adventure about Noah Grow, a young birdwatcher who’s drawn into galactic intrigue. The book has an average Amazon rating of 5 stars, AND my editor at Disney worked with Rick Riordan on his Percy Jackson books, so yay!
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 —particularly the petty weirdness of other kids— 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