- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Piccadilly Press (1 July 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853409545
- ISBN-13: 978-1853409547
- Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 0.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,591,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ros Asquith has been a Guardian newspaper cartoonist for 20 years and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people. Her latest book, 'Letters from an Alien Schoolboy' has been shortlisted for the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the 2011 Tower Hamlets book award. She answered only to the name of Jim until she was five andbelieved herself to be an Apache brave until she was nine.
Her first job, aged 17, was illustrating Greek Myths for an American audio visual company. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art, working as a photographer, designer and teacher beforebecoming theatre critic for
Time Out magazine, Co-Theatre Editor of CITY LIMITS, deputy Theatre critic of the OBSERVER
and diary writer for TV TIMES.
Ros has painted murals in several countries and many children's bedrooms, cuddled a wolf, stroked a tiger, juggled with a travelling circus and caught an escaped tarantula.
For more about Ros, see her website: http://www.rosasquith.co.uk/rosasquith.html
LETTERS FROM AN ALIEN SCHOOLBOY:http://www.alienschoolboy.co.uk/
To see Ros's cartoons for the Guardian go to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/ros-asquith