Year: 2019

Launch of Jasper Space Dog

Jasper Space Dog book cover on the moon, with the earth in the background.

Jasper Space Dog, the latest book from Hilary, illustrated by Lewis James, has been released to support space topics in schools and to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20th, 1969. Six hours later, on the 21st July, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the lunar surface.

Mixing facts about space travel with hilarious ideas about the moon, Jasper Space Dog was selected as Love Reading4Kids Book of the Month in April and described by Julia Eccleshare as a book where “there’s much to enjoy as well as much to learn from this introduction to an important topic”.  Hilary will be taking part in several events to mark the Summer Reading Challenge the theme of which, this year, is Space Chase.

Hilary with Lewis James, illustrator and Mandy Stanley, designer.

Hilary with Lewis James, illustrator and Mandy Stanley, designer.

Hilary in conversation with Deborah Bullivant, Founding Director of Grimm & Co, Rotherham where Jasper Space Dog was launched.

Hilary in conversation with Deborah Bullivant, Founding Director of Grimm & Co, Rotherham where Jasper Space Dog was launched.

Jasper: Space Dog

Book cover for Jasper: Space Dog.

Written to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in July 2019 and to tie in with the National Curriculum, Jasper: Space Dog is the first in a series of hilarious stories aimed at emerging independent readers.

Written by award winning author, Hilary Robinson (Mixed Up Fairy Tales/Where The Poppies Now Grow), Jasper: Space Dog is delightfully illustrated by Lewis James, a Prince’s Trust Ambassador. Lewis is mentored through Strauss House Productions by Mandy Stanley. Working alongside literary consultants, an expert in planetary science the story cleverly interweaves established facts and hilarious ideas about space, space travel and the moon landings. Told in the form of letters, Charlie Tanner and his dog Jasper consult experts with a view to achieving their own astrophysical ambitions.

Future titles will see Charlie Tanner and Jasper find out about Everest, the Vikings, Eco Living and more!

Jasper: Space Dog will be published in April 2019.

Lewis James, illustrator of the Jasper series.

Lewis James, illustrator of the Jasper series.