“A Dinosaur Ate My Sister”
with Pooja Puri
Date 11am Tuesday 3rd March
This brilliantly illustrated, laugh-out-loud, wacky adventure through time by Pooja Puri is the perfect blend of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Jurassic Park.
A hilarious, pitch-perfect, roarsome romp of a time travel adventure.
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Esha Verma, her snotty apprentice Broccoli and his cunning pet tortoise have a dream. They are going to win the legendary Brain Trophy – the ultimate inventing prize. This year’s entry: A TIME MACHINE.
But the day before the competition, Esha’s IGNORAMUS big sister hijacks the time machine and is lost in the Cretaceous age.
With help from a new recruit for The Office of Time, Esha and Broccoli will have to face hungry dinosaurs, mysterious black holes and malfunctioning inventions to get them back in time.
The Marcus Rashford Book Club is a collaboration between Marcus Rashford and Macmillan Children’s Books, inspiring children to develop a love of reading and literacy as a life skill.
Pooja Puri graduated from King’s College London with a first-class degree in English Language and Literature. Whilst at university she read for a publishing house and has since worked in the education sector. In 2014, she was chosen as a winner of the Ideas Tap Writer’s Centre Norwich Inspires competition. She went on to complete the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Her debut novel The Jungle is a brave and beautiful narrative about two teenage refugees in Calais and was published in 2017. In 2018, The Jungle was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. A Dinosaur Ate My Sister is her first middle-grade novel. Her second book, A Robot Squashed My Teacher, carries on the adventures.
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