Dr Sheila Kanani

Can You Get Jellyfish in Space? by Dr Sheila Kanani announced for World Book Day 2024


We are very excited to share that Dr Sheila Kanani will be writing Can You Get Jellyfish in Space? for World Book Day 2024. With illustrations by Liz Kay, the title will be published by Puffin.

You’ve probably heard of dogs in space. Maybe even chimpanzees. But jellyfish? Almost certainly not!

Join Dr Sheila Kanani as she discovers a weird and wonderful cast of animals who have travelled into space, from Ham the chimpanzee to Félicette the cat, and the 60,000 jellyfish who have orbited the Earth (did you know you can also get jellyfish-shaped galaxies?). You’ll meet the microscopic creatures that can survive in the vacuum of space, and wonder – could aliens really exist?

This fantastical journey into the wild and surprising realms of space weaves together astronomy, physics and biology, and is sure to inspire space-obsessed and animal-loving kids everywhere.

Titles will be available for £1/€1.50 or in exchange for a World Book Day £1/€1.50 book token.

Cassie Chadderton, CEO, World Book Day said: ‘Encouraging children to love reading for pleasure is our charity’s mission. It’s vital we reach more children than ever, so that every child can benefit from the improved life chances that reading for pleasure brings.

‘We are thrilled to announce an exciting list of £1 book authors for 2024. We are confident that these fun and inspirational books will spark children’s interest in discovering more books and reading for pleasure!’

World Book Day will be celebrated on 7 March 2024. 

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