An intelligent young man finds a way to trade himself out of ghetto when he teams up with some other intelligent, creative friends and as they start to solve problems and mysteries for other people, the group's abilities are rapidly challenged as people start to approach them to solve much larger, very complicated problems. (Developed from Titus Boy Genius/A Problem Shared)
The first book in the Axel Raskal series will come out in 2020 and there will also be an activity pack to accompany the books which will include a planner to help you and your group of Extraordinaires/Extraordinary Friends to plan how you will be Extraordinary. Adults can get involved with special badges as named 'Supporters of the Extraordinaires'. This project will explore economics, business, maths, science, history, technology, problem solving, creative talents, social peer pressure, hope and disappointment and is suitable for eight to fourteen year olds.
Motto/Tag: Life is never ordinary when you're extraordinary.
First Three Books in the Series:
Axel Raskal & His Extraordinary Friends
Two Special Editions & Feature Films (Exhibitions/Toys/Games)
Axel Raskal & The Zoo of Horrible Grown Ups
In this hilarious rendition Naomi, a quirky, eccentric 'Horrible Grown Ups' handler that runs the Zoo for Horrible Grown Ups that have been captured and banished from civil society, takes Axel Raskal and his Extraordinary Friends on a tour as she recounts stories of her encounters with all the 'Horrible Grown Ups' that she has met in her life. Useful information and some very helpful guides are provided to the group on how to handle each type of character that they may meet, where they may actually be cross paths, how to spot them before they spot you and more importantly how to actually avoid them completely. When the group tour the zoo however, things suddenly turn completely upside down as one of the horrible grown ups actually manages to convince a naive member of their group to open up their cage and actually set them free. Once the horrible grown up is free, they then release some of the other horrible grown ups and chaos rapidly ensues as they try to actually escape from the confines of the zoo that contains them. Written by Jill Thrussell
The film narrative for this project would be a Zoo or Exhibition setting which would be run by Naomi, the quirky, eccentric 'Horrible People' handler who takes Axel Raskal and his Extraordinary Friends on a guided tour of the facility.
A special emphasis of this project will focus on team work, planning, setting goals and problem solving. (as was stated when the project was first created)
Axel Raskal & The Island of Wonders
One Summer a safari trip to the Island of Wonders is organised and arranged for Axel Raskal by his father and Axel enthusiastically invites his group of Extraordinary Friends to join him but as the youngsters rapidly discover, not all the hybrid creatures that reside on the island are as eager to be there as they are. Despite some of the hybrid creature's reluctance to be there however, the group rapidly begin to form a very human connection and bond with an injured inhuman hybrid as they start to explore the island that actually wants to escape, along with some of its kind but discord quickly sets in as the youngsters are divided over the actual rescue mission and whether or not, they should actually get involved in it at all. Finally however, the group decide and agree to assist and they are then challenged to set aside their personal differences and repair the discord that has arisen amongst them, in order to formulate and successfully implement a plan that will help the trapped species not only to leave the confines of the island that has held them captive for so long but also allow them to escape from the dictator like safari ranger that runs the island with an iron fist.
Rather curiously throughout their trip, the group also very unexpectedly, cross paths with a mature, eccentric traveler that claims to know all the secrets of the island and even some magic tricks and he kindly offers to be their guide as he promises to assist them in the achievement of their goal. Much to the group's amusement however, they rapidly discover that some of his quirky attempts at magic fall flat on their face but fortunately enough, he does seem to have a few tricks up his sleeve that do actually work and at times, he manages to assist them in their quest in some very helpful ways. Due to their guide's complex involvement and very strange nature however as he manages to astonish and astound the group on several occasions, they rapidly start to question whether their eccentric human looking guide is actually human, or whether he is in fact actually, some kind of strange kind of hyrbid himself. Written by Jill Thrussell.
The Island of Wonders project is being planned with a game and an actual collectible set of 30 hybrid creatures and with twelve human figurines.