An 11-year-old boy from Scotland has landed a publishing deal off the back of his bone-collecting.
Jake McGowan Lowe, from Perthshire, so impressed publishers with his 'Jake's Bones Blog' which gets around 10,000 visits a week, that he was offered a contract to pen a 64-page book.
The book will feature a cartoon version of him telling young readers about animal bones.
The schoolboy began collecting bones when he was six, and has harboured an ambition to write about his unusual hobby ever since.
"I said to my dad when I was eight that I really wanted to one day write a book about bones to help people identify any they stumble across," he told the Daily Record, adding that he would 'most like' to find a giraffe or a lion bone, but that there were not many of those around where he lives!
The young author said it was a thrill to have been offered the chance to write about his unusual hobby, and that he was excited to think about his name being on the cover of a book.
His proud dad Nick said that the publication will fill a much-needed gap in the market.
"It became clear to us there was very little out there in book form about bones, apart from academic ones," he said. "This will fill a void in the market for children."
The book, titled Jake's Bones, will be released next year by TickTock.
Have a look at Jake's blog at Jakes-bones.com.
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