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Pen Avey


Latest Release

Dear Earthling:
Cosmic Correspondent

10-year-old Dethbert Jones is determined to explore space off the surface of his home planet, Crank. When he and robot bestie Andi join the Space Cadets, they are totally smooshed at the prospect of going to Space Camp and piloting a real shuttle-craft.


Despite Andi's mom-bot's protests of flat feet and possible meteor allergies, the pair embark on a practice test. But when Andi has a major freak-out they crash-land onto a strange planet. The boys quickly discover they are not alone on the planet's surface, and they can't avoid the terrifying 'Many-Clawed Beastie' forever! 

Published by Common Deer Press,

Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent is a humorous illustrated sci-fi in the form of letters from Dethbert to his Earth pen-pal and is available at all good bookshops.

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"The art was adorable and the puns had me giggling all the way through."

 Kirstin V - NetGalley Reviewer

Praise & Reviews

"This book is about friends giving advice and sending advice to one another by letter. I liked the book because it was funny."

Will H's review in Primary Times

"An out of this solar system of an adventure? Check. One hysterical side kick who’s basically a Swiss Army knife with phobias and insecurities? Check. A main character who tells the story with a perfectly delivered deadpan humor? Check. Quirky, clever world building? Check."

Darby Karchut 's review on Goodreads

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Pen Avey

Pen writes and illustrates books for children. 

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