Tag Archives: Letter to Pluto

Media

‘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.

 

Read More
Media

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

Read More
Media

Three Maverick titles selected for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge!

We were thrilled to learn this week that three of our titles have been selected for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge!

The theme is Space Chase and our selected titles are:

The Space Race (Early Reader – Yellow band) by Jenny Jinks with illustrations by Serena Lombardo (order here)

Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven (order here)

Turns Out I’m an Alien by Lou Treleaven (publishing in May – you will be able to pre-order very soon)
Our first ever middle grade fiction title tells the story of 11 year old Jasper who discovers his foster parents have been keeping a pretty huge secret from him… he’s an alien! So when Earth is in danger from Emperor Iko Iko Iko, Jasper and his foster sister Holly embark on a very crazy adventure in space!

Check out the brilliant list of books here and take part in your local library this summer!

Read More
Media

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

Homework on Pluto Cover LR RGB JPEG

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

Read More
Media

‘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.’

Homework on Pluto Cover LR RGB JPEG

Read the full review here

Pre-order a copy here

 

Read More
Media

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

Read More
Media

‘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!

Homework on Pluto Cover LR RGB JPEG

Read the full review here

Pre-order a copy here

 

Read More
Media

Lou Treleaven will be reading at the London Bridge City Summer Festival, 19th July, 1:30 to 2:15pm!

Lou Treleaven will be reading Letter to Pluto to children from Snowsfield Primary School as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival at the lawn library, Hay’s Galleria on Wednesday July 19th from 1:30 to 2:15pm.

 

Letter to Pluto COVER LR RGB

 

 

Read More
Media

‘Buzzes with fun’ North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award Book Blog reviews Letter to Pluto!

‘This is a wonderful story about the power of friendship and how individuals can make a huge difference. The style is chatty and very readable.’

The Book Blog of the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award gave a wonderful recent review of junior fiction title Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven!

Letter to Pluto COVER LR RGB

‘As well as showing the reader that friendship can blossom from the unlikeliest of beginnings, the story explores the impact people can have on their planet. …This could easily lead to discussion about all sorts of environmental and conservational topics.

‘Letter to Pluto’ is a fabulous story to share and enjoy.’

Read the full review here

Buy a copy of the book here

 

Read More
Media

Author Lou Treleaven to give a workshop at the Get Writing conference in St Albans, 3rd June!

Lou Treleaven, author of Daddy & I, The Snugglewump, The Snowflake Mistake, Letter to Pluto, and Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip, will be giving a two hour workshop on writing children’s picture books at the Get Writing conference in St Albans on the 3rd of June.

Lou

Tickets are available now!

For more information about the conference and to bo0k your place visit the website here.

 

Read More
1 2 3