Christina Balit

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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1st September 2017

Adventures of Odysseus

Set sail with Odysseus as he fights to find his way back home after the brutal Trojan War. On his ten year journey, he e... MoreAdventures of Odysseus

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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

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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... MoreBlodin the Beast

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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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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... MoreKings and Queens of the Bible

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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... MoreMy Sister Shahrazad: Tales from the Arabian Nights

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20th 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... MoreThe Lion Illustrated Bible for Children

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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... MoreThe Planet Gods

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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... MoreScarab's Secret

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