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Saturdays at the Imaginarium
Saturdays at the Imaginarium

Saturdays at the Imaginarium


96 Pages, 5.51 x 8.27

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $18.99)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781912745128

Rights: US & CA

Troika Books (Jan 2021)

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In her first book of poems for children Shauna Darling Robertson celebrates creative thinking, encourages curiosity and revels in the pleasure of looking at things so slightly slant. Discover a world where ordinary things like eating and adverts seem quite preposterous, while absurd things such as teacups feeling unloved are fairly commonplace. Thoughts fly around like mosquitoes, a day lasts longer than a year and the weather forecast predicts an ear-to-ear grin nearly two miles high. There's a kid who catches her dreams in a net and a polite rebel who asks nicely before overwriting history. Oh and undercover magicians operate on every high street. Inventive, provocative and highly original, Saturdays at the Imaginarium asks big questions about how we think about ourselves, each other and the world. It invites children of all ages to explore the possibilities of their own vastly creative minds.

Author Biography

Shauna Darling Robertson grew up in Northumberland and now lives in Somerset. She's had lots of different jobs over the years - librarian, chef, web editor, charity trustee, travel agent and more. Her poems for adults and children are widely published in journals and anthologies. They've also been performed by actors, displayed on buses, used as song lyrics, turned into short films and repurposed as comic art.ude Wisdom studied visual communication at Corsham Art Colleage, where everyone rode around on bikes in rural bliss. After that, she rather alarmingly had to enter the real world, where she illustrated for such magazines as Happer's and Queen, Tatler, Time Out, and Just Seventeen. As she was once a child she decided to try her hand at writing and illustrating children's books, namely Whatever Wanda Wanted, Miss Chicken and the Hungry Neighbour, Billy Jupiter and Go to Bed Doodlehead, which she illustrated for Ian Whybrow. She has also collaborated with the poet Susan Boyle, illustrating her sonnets Letters from Mexico. Jude lives in Bath in a lovely house with her charming husband and daughter and draws her inspiration from time spent in the Waterstones cafe, the place she says, where her creative ideas come to life and she sketches in her precious notebooks while meeting lots of new people and talking to the booksellers. The Island is her first book for Troika.