Letter to Pluto

From the Series Penpals on Pluto

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A humorous chapter book set in the future – first in Lou Treleaven’s Penpals on Pluto series.

I asked Mrs. Hall if I could swap pen pals, but she said there weren’t any boys left. I said I didn’t want to write to a girl on Pluto which, it turns out, isn’t even a proper planet.

Jon’s teacher is making him write letters – which is bad enough. What’s worst is that his pen pal is a girl. . . on Pluto! Reluctant at the beginning, Jon realizes that he has more in common with his pen pal, Straxi, than he first thought. They even send each other gifts! When Pluto’s President decides to pull up all the horrid-smelling vomblefruit to encourage tourism, there are disastrous consequences. Can Jon and Straxi save Pluto together, even though they’re four billion miles apart?

Presented as a series of letters sent between Jon and Straxi, Letter to Pluto is an engaging read for 7 – 9 year olds. Accompanying doodle-like illustrations help bring the story to life.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2020
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV053000, JUV019000, JUV035000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.1 x 7.8
Lexile 770
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Lou Treleaven

Lou Treleaven lives next door to a farm in Bedfordshire, England, with her family, a silly dog called Honey and a cat called Badger. She has written plays, picture books, and junior fiction.

Illustrator: Katie Abey

Katie Abey is an illustrator who lives in Derbyshire, UK, with a cat, a hedgehog and a husband. She loves color and this is reflected in her bright studio and her hair, which changes color.


Kirkus Reviews

“A fun and fanciful exploration of life in the future.”—Kirkus Reviews