Teachers & Administrators: While the House at the Edge of Space is a fast-paced adventure novel (most suitable for middle-grades), it also serves as an introduction to scientific inquiry and the need for critical thinking. Thus, the book dovetails with many current curriculums, such as the BC Ministry of Education’s Core Competencies (particularly communication, creative/critical thinking, and social responsibility).
Aboriginal perspectives are embedded in the story through the character of Jake, a young Cree boy who overcomes adversity with integrity…and his wonderful imagination. The story’s young protagonists must learn to collaborate creatively (and deal with their bully peers) as they attempt to survive a series of mind-boggling mysteries.
About the Author: Steve Galliford resides happily in North Vancouver, BC, Canada with his partner (and mother of their children). Steve enjoys exploration – from hiking to researching scientific discoveries. He also enjoys inventing things. Steve has always had an imagination. Years ago he would create bedtime stories for his children and childrens’ friends. These events eventually led to Steve’s first book, The House at the Edge of Space.