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Jacqueline Mitton

Jacqueline Mitton

  • 5 stars across 8 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.

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... MoreI See the Moon

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7th March 2019


This book tells the story of Galileo, covering his early years and his family life and his superhero contributions to th... MoreGalileo

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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... MoreZoo in the Sky

(1 review) Review
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... MoreThe Planet Gods

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1st April 2017

Stars and Planets

Get ready to launch into space with this fun activity book. There are lots of space stickers to find, facts to learn, an... MoreStars and Planets

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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... MoreOnce Upon a Starry Night

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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... MoreInformania Aliens

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