Alex T Smith | Astrid & The Space Cadets
Sun 21 Apr 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
5,4,3,2,1…are you ready for lift off with author illustrator Alex T. Smith and his brand new series Astrid and the Space Cadets? Join Alex as he introduces Astrid Atomic, a 6 year old, who goes to bed every night just like every other 6 year old. But unlike other 6 year olds she doesn’t stay there. As soon as the Space Cadet siren goes off, WHOOSH she blasts off on board the spaceship Stardust. Alex will lead an out of this world draw along and tell us all about Astrid and her pals Beryl, Professor Quackers and Zoink and their crazy, adventurous missions!
For budding readers aged 5+
Children must be accompanied by an adult, tickets are required for adults & children.
Venue: Palmerston Room at St Johns
Duration: 1 hour
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Alex T. Smith was born in 1985 and has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveler, cake maker, professional rabbit) and working as a production assistant for an outdoor theatre events company, Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five – an illustrator specialising in the world of children’s publishing.
Alex graduated with a 1st class degree in Illustration in 2006 and having won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in his final year, Alex begin working on his first commission as he put his degree show up! Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel.
Alex is also the creator of the CLAUDE fiction series for early readers. The first title, CLAUDE in the City was selected for the Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club 2011 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2012. The first three books in the series are now published in fourteen languages across the world.