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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785569
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Grandpa's Space Adventure


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I'm scared of the dark . . . But Grandpa says we can still have FUN so he’s taking me camping. Maybe I’ll be able to have space Adventures like him one day . . .

Join the creative team behind best-selling picture book Grandpa’s Big Adventure on a new voyage full of out-of-this-world delights and cosmic dangers. This time Grandpa and his grandson explore a new fear - the dark. But through Grandpa's hilarious jokes and tall tales, his grandson discovers the amazing things you can see at night-time.

  • Pub date: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785569
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Paul Newman

Paul Newman is an Irish-born author, illustrator and art teacher based in Sydney. He has worked in Dublin, London, Hong Kong and Sydney for a variety of clients in advertising, newspapers and magazines such as; Leo Burnett, The South China Morning Post and The Irish Independent. Most recently he has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited working on the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Australian and The Weekend Australian. He teaches observational drawing at Enmore Design Centre.

He is the recipient of three Stanley awards for illustration.

Grandpa's Big Adventure, his first book for children, was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards (5 to 8 Years category) and was a Notable Book of the CBCA Book of Year awards.

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena.

His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman.

In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.


Praise for Grandpa's Space Adventure

“I defy any adult to read this and not laugh out loud. It’s hilarious. The lively illustrations extend the fun.”

Margaret Hamilton

“Extremely clever, playful and absolutely cracking with humour, Grandpa’s Space Adventure will leave no space for fear of the dark when you’re sharing this planet-tastic book with your loved ones.”

Boomerang Books

“If you’re looking for a picture book that helps with a fear of the dark, focusing on the fun to be had there instead of the fear, then Grandpa’s Space Adventure is your go to picture book.”

Better Reading

“Just perfect for sharing and encouraging young readers to share their fears and understand that they are not alone with them.”

The Bottom Shelf

“An amusing and engaging (mildly scientific) astronomy story for young readers.”

Magpies


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