The Facttracker

The Facttracker

by Jason Carter Eaton



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784309205274
Publisher: Kawadeshobo Shinsha/Tsai Fong Books
Publication date: 07/28/2010
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jason carter Eaton was born in several small towns throughout the United States and one in Ireland. He is the author of the picture book The Day My Runny Nose Ran Away, which most children thought was a funny story, though it was actually a tragic autobiography. Jason also edited Professor P. S. Schackman's informative book How to Keep Tuna Fish in Your Pocket for Weeks and Weeks Without it Going Bad. Jason currently lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, with his beautiful wife, Lisa, their perfect son, Milo, and a giant Newfoundland mix, Pushkin. There's also a cat somewhere.

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The Facttracker

Chapter One

Everyone Loves a Good Explosion

A fictitious friend of mine once told me, "Everyone loves a good explosion." Sadly, he told this to me just moments before he himself exploded, but it was good advice nonetheless.

So let's begin with an explosion.

There was a sound—not quite a ka-boom, but not quite a ker-pow either. More like a ka-blooey. Then there were the flames—deep yellow, furious red, electric blue, and, of course, lots and lots of orange. And let's not forget about the heat—like a thousand suns crammed into a pizza oven wearing a giant wool sweater. And finally the debris—first came the metal, all twisted and glowing. Then the bits of plastic, which had melted into globs of sticky, scalding goop. And lastly the facts, millions of them, shooting off into the far corners of the sky like a tremendous meteor shower, except in reverse.

I'll pause now, since I'm sure you're saying, "Wait. Facts? Did you say . . . facts?" To which I say, "Yes, facts."

Which of course leads to the logical next question: What could possibly blow up that would send facts into the sky?

Well, you'll have to wait for that. There's a whole book to get through here, and you don't want to know everything in the first chapter. I mean, you haven't even heard about the Facttracker or the just small enough boy.

But wasn't the explosion cool?

The Facttracker. Copyright © by Jason Eaton. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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