Daniel knows that his mum was very ill once – mentally ill. But he doesn’t like to think about it – and anyway, she’s fine now. She’s even landed a big new job as a head teacher. The problem is, she’s head of his new school! It’s so embarrassing – everyone is going to make fun of him.
But then things get even tougher for Daniel. With his father abroad, his mum stops taking the medication that prevents her illness coming back. As his mum starts to act like she’s from another planet, Daniel realises that something is terribly wrong. And that he is the only person who can help her …
Earth to Daniel comes to Bloomsbury for a refreshed cover look and renewed marketing and publicity to bring new readers to this quirky, lovely modern classic.
Moving, funny and totally relatable, Earth to Daniel is a story about looking out for yourself, looking out for your family and finding friends in unlikely places. Originally published as My Mum is from Planet Pluto.
Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied medicine and qualified as a doctor, working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist before she became a full-time writer. Her bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series, Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze and The Mum Hunt, winner of the Red House Award. She lives near London with her husband, two young daughters and one noisy cat.