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Jacqueline Mitton

  • 4 stars across 7 books
    Christina Balit was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenway Medal. Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction.

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    JACQUELINE MITTON holds an MA in physics from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. A distinguished writer on astronomy, She has had more than 20 books published. Asteroid 4027 was named 'Mitton' for Jacqueline and her husband, the astronomer Simon Mitton, by the International Astronomical Union in 1990. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Zoo in the Sky, Once Upon a Starry Night, The Planet Gods, and Zodiac . Jacqueline lives in Cambridge.

    4th November 1999

    Zoo in the Sky

    Featuring constellations named after animals, birds and fishes, this text introduces young children to a "zoo" in the sk... More

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    5th March 2013

    In the Sky

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    1st October 2005

    Once Upon a Starry Night

    Here are the stories of 10 great constellations - from Persons to Hercules, including Pegasus, Argo, Andromeda and Cas... More

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    2nd November 2001

    I See the Moon

    A little girl dreams that she's all alone at sea in a tiny boat. It's dark, and the sea is scary. Then she sees the gent... More

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    6th November 2008

    The Planet Gods

    A child's introduction to the planets in our solar system, written by a lecturer on astronomy. Dr Jacqueline Mitton desc... More

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    9th March 2006

    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 16: TreeTops Non-Fiction: Let's Go To The Planets

    TreeTops Non-Fiction is an exciting extension to the Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops range. Let's Go to the Planets - coul... More

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    1st February 2000

    Informania Aliens

    Written by the Public Relations Officer of the Royal Astronomical Society, Aliens examines the history of sightings of U... More

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      Zoo in the Sky

      The book introduces 19 different constellations to young readers. Mythical pictures of the creatures in the sky that the constellations are said to re...