Letter to Pluto

Letter to Pluto illustrated by Lou Treleaven (age 6-10)


Jon’s teacher wants to keep the art of letter writing alive and starts an interstellar penpal programme.  Jon is not impressed, especially as his penpal Straxi is from Pluto, the most boring, smelliest and far away place in the whole solar system.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, she is a girl!  A hilarious story of friendship, annoying teachers, planet saving and of course letter writing.

Illustrations by Lou Treleaven, cover design by the brilliant Katie Abey.

“We need more books like Letter to Pluto that not only encourage children to read in the first place, but also light the spark that makes them want to read more. Priceless.”  Books-A-Go-Go

“The story is a delightful observation on childhood with an air of fantasy mixed in for a really nicely original and engaging story.”  ReadItDaddy

“A super read.”  Parents In Touch

“It’s a totally enchanting book, with brilliant messages for children about how exciting it is to write real letters (not just emails or facebook updates), how you can still be friends with someone who (at first glance) has nothing in common with you and the importance of respecting the natural balance of the environment.”  Madhouse Family Reviews

A really well written book, fun to read and a gripping story. I would buy more from this author. I already have recommended this book. A story we all enjoyed with strong message about friendship, caring for your planet and the thrill of writing.”  A Bizzie Baby Bronze Award Winner 2016 – Children’s Book Category  Bizzie Babies

“This book is perfect for the 7-11 age range as there is something for everyone here. Full marks must go to Lou Treleaven for giving children a fun and different reading style. Maybe they will start asking for a pen-pal themselves! I have been really impressed with how eye-catching and engaging books are becoming for children and Letter to Pluto fits right amongst them.”  The Book Bag 5/5

“A lovely book with some interesting ideas and at its core a lovely friendship.”  Toppsta.com

A KS2 book recommendation by Salford School Library Services on the topic of Environmental and Climate Issues: “Engaging story with serious messages about the environment and diversity/acceptance. Great for newly independent readers in Lower KS2.”

Chosen for the Space Chase summer reading challenge 2019.

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Also available for Kindle.