Letters from an Alien Schoolboy: Galactic Poodle by Ros Asquith

Letters from an Alien Schoolboy: Galactic Poodle

Written by Ros Asquith

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Third in the series. The first book, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. It was described by Michael Rosen as “Inventive, clever, warm … a short course in learning how to laugh.” The Alien Schoolboy titles entertain on lots of different levels so parents will find themselves enjoying reading them with their kids. Buried with the sheer daft exhuberance of the plots are astute observations on human life in all its irrationality. There are also sharp one-liners, and some favourite old jokes too.

Click here for the Alien Schoolboy website, which contains lots of fun activities for kids !


Letters from an Alien Schoolboy: Galactic Poodle by Ros Asquith

Keith, King of Threggs, spinach finder general and lord of the loonyverse, is ready to attack Earth with some very nasty baddies and an evil Thing called Mandy. Sweeties will be exploded, pets will be unravelled and knitted into hats. And that is only the start. Can Flowkwee, in his schoolboy disguise, save Earth for third time?


“Imagine My Step Parents are Aliens colliding with The Diary of Adrian Mole … funny, lightly written tale with some cracking cartoons is a great laugh, especially for those with typically schoolboy humour.” – Carousel

“Very funny!” – Jeremy Strong

About the Author

Ros Asquith

Ros Asquith contributes a regular cartoon feature to The Guardian and achieved fame world wide for her Teenage Worrier books (realistic and funny explorations of teen problems and how to solve them) and the Trixie Tempest books aimed at the "tween" market of readers between the ages of nine and twelve. Her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, won the School Libraries Association Prize.

An honours graduate of Camberwell Art School, Asquith worked in graphic design and mural painting before moving into cartooning in the 1980s. She has also served as a theatre critic for several English periodicals. Since 1990 she has been well established as a cartoonist, author, and illustrator.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Piccadilly Press Ltd

Publication date

29th June 2012




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