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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448100897
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

Space Race




Zoom to Pluto and back with this super space story from award-winning author, Malorie Blackman.

Five...four...three...two...one. Lift-off!

What can Lizzie do when big-headed Jake challenges her to a race in space? She's GOT to beat him. But Jake has a super-duper, deluxe new spaceship that runs on special fuel...

Zoom to Pluto and back with this super space story from award-winning author, Malorie Blackman.

  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448100897
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

About the authors

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

Colin Mier

MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children’s books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’. Malorie Blackman is the Children’s Laureate 2013–2015.

Praise for Space Race

Rewarding reading

Teaching and Learning

The pace is good, there is enough repetition of plot elements to keep readers in touch, and the setting is just different enough to be interesting

The School Librarian

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