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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141328533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141328539
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Norriss was teaching A level history when a visit to a hypnotherapist resulted in him not only giving up smoking but also becoming a full time writer. He won the Whitbread (now Costa) Children's Book Award with Aquila, which he adapted for television, a series which along with Bernard's Watch, Matt's Million and Woof! is remembered with great affection.

His latest book Jessica's Ghost is published by David Fickling Books and may be his best yet... The American edition will be published by Scholastic/David Fickling with the title 'Friends for Life'.

Andrew believes that there is nothing better than a good story, and most importantly that reading is fun! For info, reviews & teaching resources go to www.andrewnorriss.co.uk
To read about how and where Andrew works visit the Jessica's Ghost Blog Tour.

Other television credits include The Brittas Empire, and Chance in a Million starring Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn.
Andrew Norriss lives in a village in Hampshire with his wife Jane.

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About the Author

Andrew Norriss was born in Scotland and taught history in a sixth-form college in England for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. Together with Richard Fegen he is the creator and writer of several TV sitcoms, notably The Brittas Empire. He lives in Hampshire.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gill Robins on 4 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
Aquila 2 is the continuing story of Tom and Geoff's adventures in the lifepod from an alien starship which they discovered whilst on a school trip. This story opens in New York, with the boys discovering technological capabilities that they didn't realise Aquila had. They struggle to keep Aquila a secret, but their new-found curiosity about geography and their improved school results starts to raise questions. Life is further complicated when Tom's mum develops a serious relationship with Alan, whose decptively docile son turns out to be a genius who saves the day. Friendship is tested to the limit when Geoff tells someone else about Aquila, especially when the 'someone else' turns out to be a girl.

As ever, Andrew Norriss combines humour and sci-fi adventure to produce an exciting narrative. But the reader also has to address contemporary and relevant issues about relationships, second families and the strength of friendship. I would recommend this book for the school and classroom library or to read aloud to any KS2 class. It should hold particular appeal to boys who love adventure stories and anyone who watched the TV series Aquila in the late 1990s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A Tilley on 26 Aug. 2010
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Andrew Norriss's gentle wit and life affirming touch are back in abundance in Aquila 2, as Tom and Geoff continue to make all kinds of exciting discoveries about their windfall spaceship - and also about the more ordinary but no less important areas of their lives, like schoolwork and new friends and jealousy and potential stepdads.

Like Aquila this is story you just scoff down in one sitting like a fresh cream bun. And while so many fantasy authors will call upon equally fantastical solutions to their character's woes, Norriss always applies the most beautiful and satisfying earthly logic to sort everything out in a highly believable way. The beauty of this is that the reader can identify much more solidly with it.

Both Aquilas are hugely enjoyable books for all ages (my husband has been recently enjoying the audio version of Aquila on his way to and from work) - but I would also strongly recommend it for reluctant readers (boys especially). It's chunky enough to be an achievement but not too long and the first page pulls you in within seconds.

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I read this book in about two hours. I am a fan of the first Aquila book and of course I had to read the sequel. It was well written, funny and exciting although it could really have been longer and it left me with a ton of questions, since I am a fan of the TV series that was based on the first book. I was expecting this book to be around the same storyline wise as the second series of the TV show. The show culminated in them finding the mother ship but this was not written in the book. I wish it had been, the TV series ended on such a cliffhanger, I thought this book would have included and gone a bit further than the second series of the TV show.
I still enjoyed reading it though and I hope that Mr Norriss writes a third one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on 5 July 2010
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Aquila was fantastic to read and a shame when it was finished, so it was great that Aquila 2 has come along. But now I have read that and am wondering if there will be an Aquila 3 soon?
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