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7 and five twelfth
I am writing to you because I LOVE your magazines and I would like to share how I enjoyed your exciting projects and what I noticed about them.
I used AQUILAís marvellous map as a reference while reading the travels of Hercules in the 12 labours of Hercules.
I loved doing the sticky part of the balloonatic bird feeder. I noticed that only little birds can eat the seeds which is good because we made a bird table where the larger birds feed.
My sister and I enjoyed making the carrot ice-cream, instead we ate it creamy. When I took my ice cream out from the freezer, it was frozen like Ö an ice cube! I couldn`t make it in just right condition.
7 and five twelfth years old
PS: I cannot wait for the next magazine!
I made a den but let's not talk about that. The cake recipe from December 2019, I finally got round to making, were delicious. I loved getting my hands chocolatey!
I absolutely ADORE your magazines! For me they are a perfect balance of fun and facts. I especially like the games page with word morphs and riddles. Ian the cat is hilarious too.
In England, children have stopped going to school and started home schooling. My school don't send much work, so I get VERY bored, and your magazines give me something to do!
I am MAD about reading, so I would like to recommend some books. In your Fantastic Tales issue (Dec 2019) you had a page about knowledge vs imagination. The Lost Magician by Piers Torday talked about this. Without one the other could not exist. Also, in your Earth issue you mentioned Orangutangs. Running Wild by Michael Monporgo is about a boy befriending an Orangutang. The Last Wild series by Piers Torday is one of my all time favorites. I also did a painting inspired by Impressionism of the Oil Seed rape fields I can see from my house.
From Joanne, age 10
P.S How do you think of so many subjects for the issues?
My name is Mithra, age 9
I got a subscription for my birthday in April. I am so happy that you did a issue on dogs. I love dogs and want one for a pet real bad.
I love your jokes and stories.
Japan (ya-pan) cakes are good
I love theater,music,art, and dance can you please do an issue on it.
Hi Aquila, I made the snowy Mountain cakes from the fantastic tales issue (December 2019). I know it was last year's issue but they just looked so yummy. When I first ate them they were very tasty. My dad said the recipe was so good that he tried to eat two! But I wanted to not share them so I ate them with my brother!
I have so many things to say. First, I have been getting your magazines since my 7th birthday (4th July) and I absolutely love them!!! My first ever one was the Ancient Egypt one and the one that I just got is Discover Dogs. I have 43 issues but I might have more by the time that you get this. My favourite ones have to be the Harry Potter issue (I am obsessed with Harry Potter) and the Discover Dogs issue (I am aware that I have only just got it but I am also obsessed with dogs). Second, I made the snowy mountain cookies and they were delicious! I sadly donít have time to list all of the things I want to say.
Scarlett age 10
P.S Can you do an issue on books?
Hi AQUILA, I hope you are all staying well. This is me with all my magazines. (I only got Aquila for Christmas).
I love doing the quizzes; in Fantastic Tales, I was either the dragon or the werewolf, and in Discover Dogs, I was the Welsh Corgi.
I was wondering, could you please do an issue on volcanoes or jungle life, if possible?
My favourite issue so far is ... erm ... well, ALL OF THEM!
From Iris (age11). PS Who is Ed?
Today I organised my Aquila so I can find my favourite issues quicker. I have every single issue since I started in October 2017. I love reading them under my desk which is my reading den.
I absolutely love your magazine and open it as soon as it arrives.
I built a Lego hospital. I have taken the roof off so you can see inside. On the bottom layer there is a waiting room. On the top there's a treatment room. The workers are all wearing protective suits. There are sensors on the bed to test the patient's pulse, blood pressure and temperature. On the side there's a cafeteria that serves pizzas.
Can you make an issue on nuclear power?
I am writing to say that I love the art pages in your magazine! I have made the puppy love card, it is really cool! I also like the over to you pages because it is really interesting reading what other AQUILAnauts are doing! My favourite issue must be the Magic Maths, April 2020 one. I love maths!
P.S can you do one about books or owls?
P.P.S I have held not one but 4 owls before!
Dear Aquila, I love your magazine (I know everyone says that). I really enjoy reading them and I have been getting them for the past four years and I love the different issues. I really loved the Earth issue as it said a bit about my name Gaia, it is ancient Greek. I loved the ancient Greek issue last summer as well because it looked into the cool legends too.
Please can you post this message in your magazine in hope that Ruby Grey from New Zealand sees it. I want her to know that I look just like her! (When I was younger and without my glasses). I also think her dog Toby is beautiful, even if he does chew socks! Who knew that I had a doppelgšnger the other side of the world? New Zealand must be amazing! As it is in the southern hemisphere it must get loads of different stars to the night skies England. Please can you do an issue on stars, as I find it fascinating.
I also did a drawing of a dog; I hope Polly will like it!
From Gaia, age 13
P.S I think if you give Ian some fresh fis
Margot and Nellie
8 & 8
We've been learning about evolution so loved doing the experiment about beaks in the January issue!
Hi, my name is Hugh I am 9, I and live in Ireland. I have just started with Aquila but I am really enjoying it!I would like to show you my Tar Project, have just frozen some tar I made this week, so now it quite solid compared to when it was all gloopy before I put it in the fridge!It is made from icing sugar, black food colouring, soap, milk and my secret ingrediant!!!
We made the bees wax wraps from April issue. We are in lockdown in New Zealand but we actually had some bees wax cake at home that we bought at Lyttelton market ages ago. I hope you like my shark wrap! I also made my sister a cherry one. From Ianthe, age 9.
My name is Sophie, and I live in France. I've only just started getting AQUILA, because it used to be Anna, my big sister that got it. Well, I still pinched most of them from her and read them, but I couldn't write letters. Sorry, I haven't found any fossils. It's a fact... Almost everyone seems to find them! I have absolutely no talent in finding anything. Apart from lamp posts, but that generally isn't deliberate...I made the food wrappers with beeswax. It was sooooo fun that my two sisters decided to come along to and make one each. I didn't have any beeswax, so I used an old candle. Handy. I liked Isaac's idea about an issue on camping and survival techniques. I go camping a LOT. It's SUPER FUN! I love reading and writing stories.
Sophie, 11years old
I loved the badge in the Aquila passport! Here is a picture of me wearing the one I made, and a drawing of Harvey. I got Aquila as a present for Christmas last year and I absolutely love it. I think all the issues are excellent. I especially liked reading about Gaia in the Earth issue!
Me and my sister both love your magazines ( I go through them in about 2 days and that's not even when I am reading constantly.)We have been getting your magazines since May 2019. To keep ourselves busy we went for a walk.We "accidentally" ended up at our friends house.They showed us some pictures of there hut that they were building. It had a pool three bedrooms and a kitchen a storage room and it was huge!! me and my sister had started making a hut at home too.So we decided to have a hut building competition .We would send each other pictures of our hut and then judge the finished huts. My dad says our hut looks like tent city. I have sent a picture of ours to you .It has a lounge,kitchen two bedrooms plus a guest bedroom a pool and a changing area for the pool. The room is quite high and Mittens (our cat)even has a really small bedroom ( well not for her).I don't want to brag but I think we might have a change of winning (a 40 out of 100 but a change all the same).I re
Ahoi Aquila & team mi favourite issue is earth and Im looking forward to the dogs one my neighbours dog hat 8 puppies but me was to late asking for one😱. I love maths and chess and football could you please do an issue on it? I have written a 32 page book in German and I am trilingual.
From Suvi age 11
Hi! I made some chocolate biscuits for my parents because they had been putting loads of soil in the backyard (some of that will be going into a veggie/herb bed Iím starting!). I got the recipe from a cookbook I got for my birthday (I think) one year. Itís called France The Cookbook. In response to Alice (March 2020) I LOOOOVE cats too (donít worry Pepe, I still donít mind dogs!) and have two of them. Sometimes they have little silent (and I mean SILENT) play fights and itís funny, because one is black and the other is white so when they play fight they remind us of good and evil, or yin and yang!
Anyway Iíve probably said HEEAAAPS now, so Iím just gonna say that I LOVE your magazine (who doesnít??) and everything in it and Iím super excited for the next one (although it takes a while to arrive as we live in Australia!)
Anyway, well thanks for reading!
I am British and Japanese and I live in Tokyo.
I used to live in Hertfordshire but moved to Japan in 2019.
I love the interesting articles and activities in Aquila and look forward to it arriving each month.
Elena and Marcus are my friends in the UK and they also read Aquila so I would like to say a big hello to them.
I have a pet budgie called Hiyo chan, we are both in the photo attached.
Hiyo chan is very funny but can be a bit grumpy and sometimes pecks me.
I am very interested in birds and would like it if you could do an issue on birds.
I'm really excited about next month's issue because l love dogs! I made a book about my favourite dog breeds over the Easter break. I also have a very old chihuahua called Starbuck and she is quite grumpy!
I'm super excited to be writing to you today. I know a lot of people say this but I can't help it - I love the magazine, it's just incredible! Now I'm sorry if some of this stuff is a bit random because I'm a bit random, but I would like to give a massive shout out to Karina for her awesome letter (from the Earth 20 issue - my favourite so far). It was really funny. I'm a new subscriber so have only got four issues of your awesome magazine. Since I've never written to you before, I hope this letter gets published. I've got another shout out, this time to Edmund - well done on completing 29 days of joy! Ok, I swear this is my last shout out, this time to Lucinda. She's my cousin and also subscribes to Aquila. I think I've written enough now. Bye!
p.s.can you publish an issue on lego and cooking? But not at the same time.
I have made a pillow fort this morning from the Feb 2019 issue. I used 8 tie wraps and tied them to the householdís mop handles.Then I (and by ĎIí I mean dad.)tied fitted bedsheets to the mops creating the basic structure.Add some sofa cushions and and a few blankets and haypresto! Pillow fort completed! It also works as a hideout for me and my brother, AJ. It is divided into two rooms the so-called Ďparlourí(from the French word to talk)and a bedroom filled with teddies. From Fin age 8
We have had to stay at home because of the school closing so Iíve been enjoying reading my AQUILA magazine and doing lots of crafting things. Here is a robot I made using a straw, 2 small boxes, tin foil, paper, paint, glitter and lots of PVA glue! I love reading your magazines and please can you do another issue on the human body?
Hay Aquila, I hope you like this picture of a fox in a forest. I believe our protecter is called Greta and she is earths mummy and protects all.
My name is Mae and I live in Canberra, Australia. I have been reading your magazines since Christmas 2018 . I love them so much.
We have a dog called Alfred, he is a red heeler. I love space, maths,reading, writing and history. I am an expert on British monarchy. I love England it is one of the most beautiful countryís I have ever visited .
In Australia it gets very hot in summer so most people go to the coast were I learned to surf. My dog is part dingo because red heelers were bred with them .I love lan he is so funny . You should make an issue about Australia. I could help you write the articles.
From Mae Smith
P.S here is a cover for a queen Victoria issue.
I made this poster to alert people to climate change.
I am going to hang it in a public square near our house so that lots of people can see it.
You are the best magazine in the world (I know everyone says that, but that must mean itís the truth)! I live in Australia, but my grandparents in the UK bought me a subscription to this awesome mag!!
I loved all the info on the tardigrades in Microcosmos. I made one yesterday! I didnít have any stuffing so I just cut up the other sock.
My favourite time in the day is when I can sit in the couch and read AQUiLA! I donít have a favourite section, the whole thingís too good!
My favourite book series are The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight and Divergent. Does anyone else like those books?
Shoutout to all Aussies and anyone who lives in Church Fenton and surrounds (my English home)! Thanks for being such an awesome magazine AQUiLA
I really enjoyed the last issue the earth (April 2020)
I made the beeswax wrap, it was really fun but it was hard
to get the beeswax wrap the edges of the fabric.
I folded the wrap and that helped me to get the wax to the edges .
My dad has just built a shed with a sleeping platform
and I am going to camp in it (hopefully my sister Rowan will come with me)
I am going to pack sandwiches in my beeswax wrap to take with me !
I know that you've heard this about 100 000 times, but your magazines are amaaazing. Ok, so before I start blabbering on, I'll get to the real point. Yesterday (I think), I made a popcorn tray from the money maths issue. My mum and I also made home made popcorn. It was suuper fun! Me and my family all watched Star Wars, so that's why the colours at the front are black and white. I'm not a star wars fan myself (more of a Harry Potter fan), but it was still fun. The writing at the front is a bit smudged but it reads "Star Wars 25p each". All of my family gave 25p which is going to the charity Children in labour.
PS. Shout out to my BFF + cousin Sophie, who also reads Aquila.
PPS. Thanks for the HP issue you gave me, I love it!!!
This is Jack, he is 9 years old and absolutely loves Aquila magazine. His favourite issue is Ancient Greece. On the first day of isolation Jack decidedly wanted to make the upside down peach cake from the Cake issue. It was delicious!
He wondered if you could do an issue about Breakfast?
I was inspired by the evolution edition and painted this picture to remind me that things are always changing.
Dear Aquila, It's hard to describe my love for your magazine but let's just leave it at IF AQUILA IS EVER CANCELED I WILL FLY TO ENGLAND AND KILL WHO EVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I love Aquila. My favourite parts of Aquila are the art pages. I have been reading Aquila since the ' Pop Art' issue (April 2018) and my favourites are the pop Art issue, Fantastic Tales (December 2019), Detectives (October 2018), Fakes And Forgeries (October 2019)- my birthday is in October and I want to be a detective one day so that is great!-, Harry Potter of course (June 2017), Ancient Greece ( July/August 2019)- I'm Greek myths obsessed- and Curious Cats (March 2019). Some other ones I love are 'Cake!' (June 2019), Charles Dickens (December 2018), Safari (May 2018).
I love your magazines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had a school project and I made a Viking longship.
Vikings was my first magazine to get and I love it.
Here is a picture of my longboat that I made from a cereal box.
Please can you do an issue about mythical beasts because they're super cool!
My daughter is an avid reader of Aquila, she loved the Magic Maths issue and spent some of her time inside learning to play music on the water glasses like Pythagoras!
My grandpa gave me a subscription to Aquila for Christmas . I love all my magazines and the baking, experiments and facts. I can't wait till I get my next magazine!!!
from LOTTIE Xxx
I love my Aquila magazines! My favourite one so far has been the one on fantastic tales.
My name is Eva, I live in France and I am bilingual English and French. I'm also learning Spanish, Chinese and Latin as extra subjects. Like many others (but not politicians, apparently), I HATE pollution and I want to do something about climate change. I thought you might like to see how I put old copies of Aquila to good use by recycling them as wrapping paper.Here I am with my sister Bo and a present for my friend Bea's birthday wrapped with pages from your Roald Dahl issue. It looks funky and original as well as being environmentally friendly.
Could you please do an issue on rabbits? That would be great! My rabbit is called Captain.
Au revoir, tout le monde!
P.S. Special hello to my friends Bea and Daphne who also have Aquila subscriptions. Hi Bea, hi Daph!
Miriam and Eloise
This is our pillow fort. We got inspiration from the February issue, real world maths. It was really fun building our den. We added lots of things including an intruder alarm and a long cardboard pole for shouting down to intruders and passing things through. The fort has two parts. The inner part built on the bunkbed and another part coming out of the bunkbed. Both are great for reading Aquila in.
From Miriam and Eloise, both 10
P.S Things did fall down like you said they would!
P.P.S WE LOVE AQUILA!!!
Last night I had a sleepover with two of my friends, Austin and Manoa, and we were trying to make our own office for Aquila so we could read my magazines and we ended up building a cubby house and then I realised there was instructions how to build a cubby (in the Real World Maths February 2019). We ended up building this really cool cubby house so that we can read my Aquilas.
Alby (i am a subscriber and the biggest fan)
Manoa and Austin (big fans)
When I heard that you were doing an issue on Ancient Greece I was thrilled because I love learning about mythology and especially the Gods of Olympus. I was doubly excited because as part of our summer holiday we were going to visit Athens! I made sure to pack my copy in my suitcase. Iím a big fan of Maz Evans and her Top Ten Things To Do in Athens was very helpful - we managed to do six of them in one day! Here is a picture of me and my sister Tabitha with the Parthenon in the background. I hope you like it! As they say in Ancient Greece, χαῖρε (that means goodbye)!
this is a photo of the pillow fort my friend Thora(on the right), my brother Theo(on the left), and I made from the real world maths issue. We made it by pulling the curtains over the sofa and sucuring them with pillows. We filled the fort with Aquila magazines, games, a mattress and blankets. Thora and I also tried to figure out the Shedevil mystery from the fakes and forgeries issue.
Thank you for your amazing magazines
Here is the picture of me in the pillow fort I made from the real world maths issue, also it shows most of my AQUILA magazines. The front cover of the microcosmos issue was great! Also, the microcosmos issue is probably my favourite issue so far. I told my friend about the demodex mites and he was slapping his face, (probably wanted demodex poo!)
P.S: can you do an issue on Lego please?
Hello, i'm Ruby from New Zealand! I've been waiting for a long time to send this!!! I did the painting of the storm from the storm issue (November 2019) and I absolutely loved it!! I really recommend doing more painting/watercolour
activities! Me and my sister Isobel would like you to also create a dog issue... Also, here is a picture of me and my painting of the storm
I had a go at painting the stormy sea from the 'Storm!' issue, because I absolutely love painting. My first attempt went a bit wrong, but I am pleased with my second try. Here's another picture I did for Grandpop and Grandma of crashing waves and a lighthouse.
Dear Aquila, hello!
I love your magazines! I get them each month and open them as soon as they arrive I was looking through all the Aquila magazines and saw some recipes! I love baking so I thought I might try it out! They are called Gut-Boosting quesadillas if you remember. I know this magazine was from last year but I thought you like might to see what I made! They were delicious!!!!! My brother doesnít like sweet potato but when he tried it even he liked it! The key is to put lots of cheese on if you are a fan of it like me. I hope you like what I made I am really inspired my what recipes you make I really like them.
Thanks from Madeleine age 11
I have been receiving your magazines since last year. I love drawing so I was inspired by your May edition about Leonardo da Vinci to draw the Flower of Life. What do you think?
Sebastian Blaza (age 9)
Ps. Why do cows lie next to one another when it rains?
To keep each udder warm!
Pps. I would love it if you did an edition on designing and engineering as I love making things.
Dear Aquila, this is the first time I've done an artwork by Aquila! I love how it turned out. It's a lot of fun! My fave issue is 'Human Kind' because it talks about ancient history. I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up, so could you please make a issue about marine animals and oceans. From Kamilah
Hello AQUILA! I was really inspired by the fake fossil article in the January edition. I made one using a shell from the beach and added some string to turn it into this cool necklace. Everyone at school thought it was great! I canít wait to see what ideas are in the next edition.
Orla, Alba, Bianca
11, 6, 8
We all love your magazine! We love to all read together and learn new things. We have a club called the 'Lupettes' the members are all three of us. In Italian 'Lupettes' means girl wolves and in Italian Aquila means eagle! What a coincidence!
We chose the name 'Lupettes' because wolves are loyal and stick together in a pack. Your magazine gives us great inspirational ideas for our club. We have done crazy things in our club already like swimming in the freezing North Sea in winter and then having a fire on the beach afterwards and sleeping outside on a trampoline fort that we made out of blankets. We also baked the snowy mountain cookies from the Fantastic tales issue, they were delicious.
P.S Please can you make a wolf issue?
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