Seven-year-old author from Robin Hood’s Bay praised by astronaut Tim Peake

Hannah Halder, seven, created a picture book for astronaut Tim Peake.

Hannah Halder, seven, created a picture book for astronaut Tim Peake.

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Seven-year-old Hannah Halder received a message from outer-space on Friday, when astronaut Tim Peake told her that a book she had created for him was “fascinating.”

Hannah, from Robin Hood’s Bay, made Tim Peake a book about the solar system after becoming obsessed with the astronaut’s adventures on the International Space Station.

Hannah Halder proudly holding Tim Peake's book. Picture: Shelley Anderson

Hannah Halder proudly holding Tim Peake's book. Picture: Shelley Anderson

Mum Shelley Anderson, tweeted four pictures of the book to Mr Peake - and was stunned when he replied in a matter of moments. He said: “A fascinating read, thanks!”

Tim Peake is currently 400 km away from earth on the International Space Station, but he has been regularly updating his 383,000 Twitter followers with his progress.

His mission last six months, and he made his first ever space walk last week - but he made time to tell little Hannah how thrilled he was with her book.

Ms Anderson, 46, said: “I keep squealing, I just can’t believe he replied. It took Hannah about a week to make the book and she’s been asking every night when we can send it to Tim. I couldn’t believe it took him a matter of seconds to reply.”

Tim Peake is onboard the International Space Station

Tim Peake is onboard the International Space Station

She said Hannah’s fascination with Mr Peake began after watching his launch to the Space Station live in December last year.

And now Hannah, a Year Two pupil at Fylingdales Church of England School, has decided that she would also like to become an astronaut when she grows up.

Ms Anderson, a nurse, said: “She’s just grinning from ear to ear, and she can’t wait to tell her teachers and friends at school.”

Hannah’s four page book features a carefully coloured in map of the solar system, and a picture of Tim Peake on board the Space Station with his friend ‘Bob’.

Hannah's book shows Tim with a friend, Bob.

Hannah's book shows Tim with a friend, Bob.

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