Adventure, Comedy, Fairy tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical fiction, Humour, Science fiction, Short story
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Books by Chris Allton
Thanks for visiting my page and taking some time to find out a little bit more about me. My name is Chris Allton and I am an author. I became an author in 2017 and published this first book, Steam, in November of that year. As it was such a positive experience, I started my next story, Embarrassing Dad, almost immediately, releasing it in 2018. My experiences as a dad (and as a son) had a huge influence on this with lots of stories I know all dads and children will relate to. In August 2019, I published Terrible Teacher, again, with some content based on true stories, not the terrible bit of course! In November 2020, I finally published a book I wrote over the summer entitled The Late Reindeer, a Christmas story, perfect for stockings. In May 2021, I published three different picture books entitled - The Visit, How Do Colours Feel? and @Red #Internet Safety. This was followed in June 2021 by Knight School , a tale of Adam and his desire to join the school for knights.
Living in a time of industrial revolution, the poor of society struggle daily with terrible living conditions, whereas the rich continue to prosper, often at the expense of the less fortunate. Archie Roker is a well-off teenager living with his father, a prominent, world-renowned surgeon, who is personal physician to the Queen. Having everything he desires, Archie still feels trapped in his life. He only sees his father weekly due to work commitments and spends the majority of his time in his splendid home with Kat, who is the house scullery maid and Ms Buddington, his governess.
A series of unusual events, with masked, goggle-wearing strangers and a mechanical raven - along with incredible technological devices this world has never seen - take Archie on a journey beyond his wildest dreams. Visit the world of Alium, the steampunk world; a place where freedom and technology work hand in hand and encounter the evil force that is Imperium - a group of the most influential figures in society, who control everything without anyone knowing. Join Archie on his journey to find the truth about his past and which side his loyalties will lie - Alium or Imperium.
Is your Dad embarrassing? Does he play practical jokes and try to make fun all the time? How far would your Dad go? Would he dress up in women's clothes? Would he wear shorts, socks and sandals to parent's evening? Does he think he is the king of the dance floor? Are his friends just as crazy? Would he take on an organisation of women and the most powerful lady in the country? Mine would. Mine did. This is why my dad is Embarrassing Dad.
Ever had a terrible teacher? Imagine working in silence, cancelled playtimes and a temper that can bring you to tears. Sound familiar? Well now imagine dart pens, sonic whistles, desks with secret compartments, a stapler for injecting sleeping potions and rocket-powered chairs. Not only is this teacher terrible, but there's also an evil plan afoot and perhaps the children in his class are the only ones who can help.
Layla the reindeer was always late. Late getting up, late cleaning her antlers, late for breakfast, later for work, late for everything. It's Christmas Eve and a series of strange events mean Layla the reindeer has a Christmas Eve she will never forget. Join her as she collects magical reindeer dust, battles wolves and polar bears, finds missing presents and saves the day for Santa.
Adam is a page for Sir Wilf of Whiffington until the day he died on the toilet. A new knight (Sir Victor) became Adam's new master and promises to send one of his loyal pages to Knight School, but they first have to prove their worth. Adam wants the position but so does his arch-rival, Atticus. Join Adam on his journey and see if he can become the newest member of Knight School.