Thoroughly deserving of its place in Penguin’s ‘The Originals’ – a collection of books that “did it first”.
Published in association with the Natural History Museum.
Beautifully illustrated, accessible non-fiction for 5 – 9s.
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, July 15th 2018
“The story is teasing and suspenseful, and written with vivacity and elegance, and the danger is resolved in a way that is uplifting. NICOLETTE JONES
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Eight titles have been selected from nearly 200 submissions from around the world.
The shortlist showcases outstanding books for children age 6-12 picked for their literary merit as well as commercial potential. All shortlisted titles have been partially translated (available to read by viewing the titles below) and World English Language Rights are available to buy. A marketing bursary of £1500 is available from BookTrust to support the UK publication of each of the shortlisted titles.
Three Honour Titles – books that are highly recommended for English translation and publication – will be revealed on 11th April at London Book Fair with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.