Cakes in Space

by

Philip Reeve

Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 6+

by

Philip Reeve

Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Astra and her family are off on an exciting journey through space to start a wonderful new life on a new planet. Everyone is tucked up in their pods, to sleep through the long journey to their new home. But when Astra suddenly awakes in the midst of the voyage, she realises something is terribly wrong.

 

The Nom-O-Tron machine in the spaceship canteen has malfunctioned, and now the ship is being taken over by monstrous cakes - cakes with a killer instinct! Then there's the small problem of the alien space salvage crew who have invaded their ship in the quest for the only technology they haven't yet been able to master themselves… spoons! With everyone else still in a state of suspended sleep, it's down to Astra and her robot friend Pilbeam to save the ship.

 

This lively and exciting space story from the duo behind Oliver and the Seawigs is packed with fun, adventure and plenty of surreal humour. Both boys and girls will be immediately drawn to this attractive book, bursting with McIntyre's engaging artwork. With plenty of silliness, as well as some knowing jokes that will tickle adults as much as kids, this is a wonderfully wacky delight that the whole family will enjoy.

 

Publisher: Oxford University Press

About the authors

  • Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horrible Histories series. Philip is best known for his multi award-winning Mortal Engines quartet, which won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, and the Guardian Children's Book Award. Philip has also won the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal with Here Lies Arthur.

     

    http://www.philip-reeve.com
  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats. Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve, including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair, and her picture books include There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police. She loves creating books and comics with friends and getting inspired by batting around ideas and drawings with them.

     

    Sarah is immensely proud of Britain's amazing illustrators and how well their pictures tell stories. In 2015, she set up the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign, calling for people to credit illustrators for their work.

     

    You can follow Sarah on Twitter @jabberworks.

     

    http://www.jabberworks.co.uk
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