Pub Date 17 Jun 2019
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A new immersive children’s reading experience – a book and augmented reality app that work together to create an entirely believable and compelling new universe
According to the one teacher on Earth who believed in her, Emi hadn’t a chance. The space academy of her dreams was more than a reach. The Intergalactic Institute of Science and Technology (IGIST) hadn’t admitted an Earthling for decades. The bygones left on Earth would lead a boring existence if, and only if, they were lucky enough to evade the plague.
Emi always thought she was different, not because her only friend growing up in Rockland was a drone named Sadee, but because she was very determined to become a revered scientist like her late mother. But even a passion for science and good old-fashioned grit could not prepare Emi for the challenges that await in a wide, strange galaxy under the auspices of the Star League.
This innovative book for children and teenagers age 10+ can be read on its own – or you can download a free app featuring amazing augmented reality that when pointed at the illustrations in the book, bring them to life! The app also contains reward badges, special activities and character information.
“A stellar futuristic tale.” – Kirkus Reviews
“I wish I had IGIST growing up as a young girl excited by science. IGIST is a thrilling read that will inspire future generations to change the world.” – McKenna Kardish, Harvard 2015 - Astrophysics
“I first gave it to my son to read: He loved it! He actually likes to read but is a pretty picky reader. He texted me from school during the day to tell me how much he loved the book!” —Science in the City