Science & Nature
The Science Of Bridges and Tunnels
This hilarious, fact-packed information book will have young readers laughing as they’re learning. Quirky illustrations and bite-sized text provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to outer space, including why Galileo was imprisoned for teaching that the Earth was not at the centre of the solar system, the first chimpanzee in space and the horrible food astronauts eat in orbit.
John Townsend worked as a Secondary School teacher before becoming a full time writer of children’s books and a writer-in-residence in a primary school tree-house. He specialises in fun, exciting information books for reluctant readers, as well as fast-paced fiction, reading schemes and ‘fiction with facts’ books. He visits schools around the country to encourage excitement in all aspects of reading and writing. He has recently written 12 plays based on Salariya’s You Wouldn’t Want To Be series that will be uploaded to the company’s new website for use in classrooms.
David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.
He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.