Created: 7th August, 2018

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover

Author: Markus Motum
Illustrator: Markus Motum
Publisher: Walker

The story of a Mars Rover’s mission, begun in 2011, to find out more about Earth’s neighbouring planet, narrated by the robot herself. This personalisation of Curiosity, named by a schoolgirl from Kansas, enables engagement with the many facts that are conveyed. Full use is made of each landscape double spread with the geometric style of the illustrations hinting at the scientific and mathematical calculations behind the robot’s mission. Information is conveyed in a variety of ways, including fact boxes, a labelled blueprint drawing and a map.

Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2018