Freddie Spector, Fact Collector

Ashleigh Barton, Peter Cheong

Do you know that a bolt of lightning is five times hotter than the sun? Or that slugs have four noses? How about that humans share 50% of our DNA with bananas? Freddie Spector, the world’s greatest fact collector knows all these things and so much more.

Freddie Spector loves collecting facts. Facts about anything and everything. When Freddie finds a new subject of interest, he goes all in. He eats, sleeps and breathes that topic, getting on everyone’s nerves in the meantime. Mum and Frankie’s big sister, Henrietta, are fed up with Frankie’s sticky notes turning up in strange places like their sock drawers and sandwiches.

The other problem is, whenever Freddie sets his mind on a topic, his imagination always ends up getting a little carried away and things start to go awry…

With fun facts interspersed throughout the narrative, each story will also deal with the day to day of being an eight-year-old boy, allowing the series to simultaneously explore relatable, age-appropriate themes. The books will be centred around one subject, which Freddie will delve into learning as much as he can about before finding himself in a mess of his own making when his imagination leads him astray.

Fast-paced and humorous, Freddie Spector, Fact Collector is a series that brings fascinating topics to life in an engaging and accessible way, while dealing with the everyday life of an eight-year-old boy.

Paperback & ebook
Children's Books: Junior/Middle-Grade Fiction

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