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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth is a memorable, funny, children's book about an alien who has come to live with an ordinary boy. Sputnik and the boy get up to all sorts of mischief together whilst trying to put together a list about all the good things on Earth.

It's the perfect book for a younger age group. It explains some aspects of life in a easy-to-understand way. Unlike the rest of the Carnegie Shortlist, this is quite superficial, there aren't any hidden depths and no metaphors for cancer, war or death. Sputnik concentrates on gravity and the TV remote. Interestingly, scientists are now beginning to investigate the idea of gravity travelling in waves; looks like Sputnik got there first!

Posted on: 21st April 2017 at 05:16 pm

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