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‘I really enjoyed the book, it was funny and it made me feel happy’ Review of Homework on Pluto on Story Island Reviews!

A pupil, aged 9 years, from Ethelbert Road Primary School wrote this fabulous review of  junior fiction title  Homework on Pluto  by Lou Treleaven on Story Island Reviews:

‘This is a very funny book set in space and the story is told in letters sent between earth and Pluto. I really enjoyed the book, it was funny and it made me feel happy.’

Read the full review here.

You can order your copy here. You may also be interested in the first book in the series Letter to Pluto included in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which you can order here and the forthcoming third book Teachers on Pluto coming out in March which you can pre-order here.

 

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New space adventures from Jon and Straxi coming in March: Teachers on Pluto!

First came Letter to Pluto, then the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 title Homework on Pluto and now we are excited to announce the publication of the third book in the Penpals on Pluto series by Lou Treleaven, Teachers on Pluto!

I can’t wait to start at Flumpenslurp Blurble School as they do weird subjects like Packed Lunch Studies and Grow Your Own Friend. Straxi says they even have a class robot…’

Jon’s teacher Mrs Hall has taken over as Temporary President of Pluto and is busy making some new laws (which suspiciously resemble school rules….). Meanwhile the Snargler Spotters’ Society is scouring the Pulsating Swamp for the escaped rare Snargler 192. Join Jon and Straxi for more interplanetary adventures!

Publishing 28 March. Pre-order for £6.45 here

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‘Super-original and humorous’ Books for Topics reviews our three new junior fiction titles!

Books for Topics just posted some cracking reviews for our three new junior fiction titles:

Homework on Pluto by Lou Treleaven:

A fun chapter book on the theme of space, that suitably fills the chasm between this topic’s many great picture books and those middle grade novels pitched at older readers.  Readers will delight in the way in which the story unfolds with skilful humour and creativity, as the imagined space settlement on Pluto is steadily brought to life through the sequence of letters.’ 

Dino Wars: Rise of the Raptors by Dan Metcalf with illustrations by Aaron Blecha:

This is the first in a planned series of four Dino Wars books. A quick and action-packed read, this book follows the story of Adam, who lives with his friends in a futuristic city where humanity is on the brink of extinction after the devastating Dino Wars. This early chapter book is a good choice for dinosaur fans who enjoy action and adventure.’

Arlo, Mrs Ogg and the Dinosaur Zoo by Alice Hemming with illustrations by Kathryn Durst:

This super-original and humourous story has been selected for the The Reading Agency Summer Library Challenge 2018 and is one of my favourite books from Maverick Publishing so far.    …A laugh-out-loud adventure where classmates Arlo, Daisy-May and Nathan navigate the strangest school trip ever and Mrs Ogg quite remarkably manages to bring the best out of each child in the class. A really fun story that I recommend for 6-9 year olds.’

Many thanks, Alison!

Read the full review here

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‘Really engaging and different’ Book Lover Jo reviews Homework on Pluto!

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Book Lover Jo has just posted a great review for new junior fiction title Homework on Pluto by Lou Treleaven:

Homework on Pluto takes us back on a space adventure with Jon and Straxi who managed to save the entire planet in Letter to Pluto, through the powers of letters as part of the interstellar penpal programme. I really enjoy the originality of this series, the use of letters, posters and actual homework to tell the story is really engaging and different. Again it carries an underlying environmental message told in a very subtle manner that provides a starting point of conversation to share with younger readers.’

Thanks, Jo!

Read the full review here and buy a copy here

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‘Instantly engaging’ Teachwire reviews Homework on Pluto!

Teachwire recently posted an excellent review for Homework on Pluto by Lou Treleaven, the sequel to the popular Letter to Pluto. Homework on Pluto is publishing in April:

‘The format is instantly engaging, with appealing handwritten-style fonts and sketches, and the perfect launchpad for classroom work on the audience and purpose of different genres of writing.

It would also be a great introduction to a pen pal initiative. The plot focuses on familiar school novel tropes of friendship, schoolwork and annoying teachers, alongside more than a dash of zany space antics to keep things moving.

Author Lou Treleaven has a talent for coining new words that kids will find inherently funny.’

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Read the full review here

Pre-order a copy here

 

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The Letterpress Project interviews Homework on Pluto author Lou Trevelean!

The Letterpress Project has recently posted a lovely interview with our wonderful junior fiction and picture book author Lou Treleaven. We are publishing her latest junior fiction title Homework on Pluto, sequel to the very popular Letter to Pluto on the 28th of April and you can check out some early reviews of the book here.

Read the interview and find out about Lou’s favourite books, her inspiration for writing and her views on what makes a successful children’s book here

Pre-order Homework on Pluto here and order Letter to Pluto here

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‘Would inspire some wonderful discussion’ The Letterpress Project enthuses about Homework on Pluto!

Karen at The Letterpress Project has recently reviewed an advance copy of junior fiction title Homework on Pluto by Lou Treleaven, the sequel to Letter to Pluto, which will be published on the 28th April:

‘The lively illustrations provide a fun and accessible format and definitely add to this funny story which reveals Jon to be quite subversive despite his excellent homework. I like the way that he manages to come out on top and that Mrs Hall doesn’t spot that she is being fobbed off. In this way it continues the great tradition of children’s books that show children to be much wiser and more imaginative that the adults around them. I also think that the story would inspire some wonderful discussion, writing and other creative work on the theme of space and importance of caring for the environment and the community, no matter where one is in the solar system.

 I very much look forward to reading the next book in the series.’

Many thanks, Karen!

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Read the full review here

Pre-order a copy here

 

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‘A fun and original early chapter book’ First review of forthcoming junior fiction title Homework on Pluto!

Books for Topics posted an early review of junior fiction title Homework on Pluto, the sequel to the popular Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven.

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‘A fun and original early chapter book on the theme of space, that suitably fills the chasm between this topic’s many great picture books and those middle grade novels pitched at older readers. This book charts the inter-planetary correspondence between space traveller Jon and his primary school class back on Earth. As well as letters, his adventures on Pluto are documented in a scrapbook-style collection of leaflets, newspaper articles, homework reports and other paraphernalia collected along the way. Readers will delight in the way in which the story unfolds with skillful humour and creativity, as the imagined space settlement on Pluto is steadily brought to life through the sequence of letters. ‘

Thank you!

Homework on Pluto comes out on the 28th of April. You can pre-order here

See the Books for Topics post here

 

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