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Christina Balit

  • 4 stars across 19 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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    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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    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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    15th May 2008

    Kings and Queens of the Bible

    Kings and queens take the spotlight in many of the Old Testament's most memorable stories. Mary Hoffman reveals the co... More

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    7th March 1996

    Blodin the Beast

    Blodin the Beast stalks the land, breathing fire and razing villages to ruins. Who or what can end this tyranny? Only wi... More

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    18th October 2010

    The Arabian Nights

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    1st April 2003

    My Sister Shahrazad: Tales from the Arabian Nights

    For these ten masterly retellings, entrancing and gloriously funny by turns, Robert Leeson has selected a feast of tales... More

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    5th May 2005

    The Lion Illustrated Bible for Children

    The treasured stories of the Bible make one great story about God and God's people. In this retelling, each memorable ep... 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 October 2008

    Scarab's Secret

    Khepri meets the Pharaoh, Prince of Egypt, for the first time one morning in the shadow of the temple walls, and a frien... More

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    15th February 2013

    The Lion Classic Wisdom Stories

    This collection is a treasure trove of the world's storytelling wisdom, ranging from the must-have favourites (Axe soup,... More

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