The Curse of the Speckled Monster: Book One: Graverobbers and Gallows
These hilarious fictional diaries put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history.
In this diary, we follow the experiences of a girl who finds herself in the running to be selected for a milestone manned voyage to Mars. Will she get through the rigorous training in one piece? Will she survive the journey to the red planet? And what historic words should she say when she first steps foot on its soil?
‘Get Real’ fact boxes featured throughout provide historical context and summarise the relevant scientific principles.
Tim Collins writes non-fiction books for adults and children's fiction books, including books designed to appeal to reluctant readers. His work has been translated into forty languages. He has won awards such as the Manchester Fiction City.
Sarah Horne studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art and Kingston University. Her acclaimed illustrations have been commissioned by institutions such as Kew Gardens and The Guardian newspaper. She specialises in illustrating quirky children's books.