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Out now … ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’

We are very proud to announce that we have published a wonderful children’s book written by Carol Davenport, called ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’. Scroll down to see a sample spread from the book.

‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’ is a story book whose main character is ‘Rosie’, a robot rover. Rosie is a fictionalised version of the European Space Agency’s Rosalind Franklin rover – a real space probe due for launch in the summer of 2020, and due to land on the planet Mars in March 2021. The Rosalind Franklin probe is part of the ‘ExoMars’ mission, a joint initiative of the ESA and the Russian Roscosmos State Corporation.

You can find out more about the probe here and more about the mission as a whole here.

The author, Carol Davenport, is a parent, a physicist and an enthusiastic and experienced educator. She is a senior lecturer at Northumbria University and Director of NUSTEM, a programme at Northumbria University that encourages children (supported by their parents and teachers) to consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

We are very excited to be producing a hardback edition as well as a paperback one. The book will be on sale online in the next couple of days, and available right here on our website very soon.

Here’s a sample (click for a larger view):

Sample spread

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