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Life on Mars - Jon Agee
  • Age 4+
  • Size: 292 x 225 mm
  • Extent: 32pp
  • HB: £12.99: ISBN: 978-1-912650-07-1
  • PB: £6.99: ISBN: 978-1-912650-15-6
  • Territory: World excluding USA & Can
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Life on Mars

Jon AgeeClick here for biography

A daring young astronaut arrives on Mars, certain he will find life there. He has even brought a gift of chocolate cupcakes. But soon he realises he's made a mistake. He won't find life on Mars - and what's worse, now he can't find his spaceship!

Praise for this book:

'delightful ... Children of 3-5 will shriek with laughter, and even adults may get the joke.' New Statesman

'Witty, ironic, thought-provoking and with that surprise ending, Agee's offering, with his stark Martian scenery, is eminently re-readable. Children love to be in the know about stories and as they listen to the young astronaut's earnest narration, they'll be hard put to resist yelling "he's behind you".' Red Reading Hub

'Classic slapstick storytelling combines with minimalist master Agee's stylish, uncluttered illustrations in a story rich in humour, fun, subtle simplicity and visual virtuosity. Out of this world!' Lancashire Evening Post

'A delightfully illustrated story about following your dreams.' Parents in Touch

'Jon Agee excels at creating picture books with unusual settings and characters . . . For young readers, this book serves as a great introduction to the kinds of books where the reader knows more information than the main character does.' The Huffington Post

'Bursting with quiet wit and gorgeous Martian vistas. Simply masterful.' Kirkus, starred review

'Satisfying silliness from start to finish, with a gotcha ending that will prompt requests for repeat readings.' Publishers Weekly


The Children's Bookshow features Jon Agee and LIFE ON MARS.


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