Author visit: Martin Jenkins - Exploring Space

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Sutton Central Library

Saint Nicholas Way

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Author Martin Jenkins will talk about his fascinating new book, Exploring Space, and present the prizes and cups for the Star Book Review competition that has been running throughout this year's Summer Reading Challenge at Sutton Libraries.

The Star Book Review annual prize for an outstanding book review is given in memory of Mr G.M. Yoganandan who encouraged ALL to read.

This event is perfect for ages 4 - 12 years.

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About Martin Jenkins

Martin Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1959 but grew up in Spain, Ireland and Kent. He attended Cambridge University as a scholar. A conservation biologist by trade, Martin worked full-time for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues. Since 1990 he has worked freelance for organisations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment.

Martin became involved with children’s books when he was asked to advise on Walker Books’ Animals at Risk series. Since then he has written several titles, including Emperor's Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back, which was shortlisted for the same award. He has also retold Gulliver's Travels, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and Don Quixote

About Exploring Space

A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel.

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