The Great Rocket Robbery
Illustrated by: Steven Lenton
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Laika and her fellow street dogs are being trained up for the greatest adventure in history – a trip to the moon! But they can’t wait to see the stars – so they hatch a plan to get there all on their own…
Destination: adventure in this uplifting tail of exploration from the award-winning author of Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, marking the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon.
Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an award-winning author and screenwriter. Millions, his debut children’s novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Cosmic, Framed, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth and three Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children’s Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth was shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal and selected for the inaugural W H Smith Tom Fletcher Book Club. Frank is a judge for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition and, along with Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He has written for the hit TV series Dr Who, and is a screenwriter for feature films, including his own Millions, The Railway Man and the award-winning Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Steven Lenton is originally from Congleton in Cheshire, where his family run a pom-pom factory, but he now splits his time between Brighton and London, where he works from his shared studio. Steven is the illustrator of the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series (Nosy Crow), The Nothing to See Here Hotel (Simon & Schuster), illustrates David Baddiel’s fiction, as well as picture books with Elli Woollard.