We were thrilled to have Rob Lloyd Jones sit down with us and the students of Royal Grammar School Guildford for an interview at the Guildford Book Festival 2017. Rob is the author of three brilliant children's novels, including Wild Boy and Jake Atlas, as well as children's non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics including space and the First World War. Plus, he has also written adaptations of classic novels for children, including The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
As well as being an incredible author, Rob is also a historian and studied Egyptology at university. In our interview you can hear him talk about how his interest in history has inspired his story ideas. You can also find out what drew Rob to a career in writing, why he writes for children and which 5 fictional characters he'd invite to a dinner party in the interview below.
To treat your children to some heart-pounding historical fiction, check out Rob fantastic novels:
Or if you're more interested in Rob's fascinating non-fiction for children, take a look through all our Rob Lloyd Jones books on our website.