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A sneaky peek at four new hardbacks publishing in the US Fall 2019!

We have our new line up of picture books publishing in beautiful hardback editions Fall 2019 distributed by Lerner  Books!

Aren’t they gorgeous?

The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with beautiful retro illustrations by Ariel Landy will be published for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on the 18th June. It has already earned a special starred review from Kirkus Reviews who called it ‘an outstanding contribution’

You can pre-order this book from Lerner here

The other three books will be published in September and October.

To see a list of Maverick titles already distributed by Lerner Books visit their site here

To buy the UK editions click on the title below

The Spacesuit
Froggy Day
AdoraBULL
Not Yet a Yeti

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‘An outstanding contribution’ Amazing *STAR* review from Kirkus Reviews for The Spacesuit!

We are absolutely thrilled that our new picture book to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with illustrations by Ariel Landy has earned an exceptional star review from Kirkus Reviews!

Who would have guessed from standard-issue histories of the space race that the spacesuits worn on the moon were largely the work of women employed by the manufacturer of Playtex bras and lines of baby wear?

Here, in a profile that laudably focuses on her subject’s unusual skills, dedicated work ethic, and uncommon attention to detail rather than her gender or family life, Donald takes Eleanor “Ellie” Foraker from childhood fascination with needle and thread to work at ILC Dover, then on to the team that created the safe, flexible A7L spacesuit—beating out firms of military designers and engineers to win a NASA competition.  

An outstanding contribution to the recent spate of reminders that women too helped send men to the moon.’  

Read the full review and place your order here

The book is publishing on the 18th of June in the US distributed by Lerner Books and in the rest of the world on the 28th of June.

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New picture book by Alison Donald The Spacesuit to celebrate the moon landing 50th anniversary this year!

We are excited to announce that we will be publishing a new picture book by Alison Donald (fab author of AdoraBULL and The New LiBEARian) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year! Inspired by real people and events, The Spacesuit follows Ellie, a young seamstress, who was part of a group of women who helped create the first spacesuit to withstand space.

Here’s a delightful sneaky peek at the cover and some of the spreads by the talented illustrator Ariel Landy:

 

ISBN 9781848864283  £7.99  36 pages

Watch this space for more information about this book!

 

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