?Astronaut Training,? is the First Book in a Collection of Children?s Books about the Adventures of Two Children and the Cat they Adopt
Kids look forward to stretching their imaginations and doing something extraordinary. In the book, ?Astronaut Training,? (published by R-an-K Enterprises ? http://www.r-an-kenterprises.com), Ronald C. Thompson tells the story of two kids and a cat who manage to do something extraordinary over a long summer.
“Astronaut Training,” is the First Book in a Collection of Children’s Books about the Adventures of Two Children and the Cat they Adopt
Kids look forward to stretching their imaginations and doing something extraordinary. In the book, “Astronaut Training,” (published by R-an-K Enterprises – http://www.r-an-kenterprises.com), Ronald C. Thompson tells the story of two kids and a cat who manage to do something extraordinary over a long summer.
Curtis and Connie adopt a bedraggled cat and train it to be an astronaut. Along the way, they develop a feeling for some aspects of basic physics. The kids get an old astronaut training manual and use it to train Cosmic Cat. They use their imaginations to construct devices, out of things available to them, to simulate apparatus used by NASA to train real astronauts.
The story is developed from the children’s and the cat’s perspective. It does so in a manner that is sure to invoke memories of any adult’s childhood. The cat and the kids go through many trials and tribulations as Cosmic Cat progresses towards becoming an astronaut. The compelling plot and rich narrative will delight readers both young and old.
“Yeah, it worked real good,” Curtis said. “We decided it was time to train Cosmic Cat so we tied the parachute on him and I took him up onto the top of the barn. I threw him off and he floated gently to the ground. It was fantastic.”
“This doesn’t explain why you’re all scratched up,” Mom said.
“Curtis attempted to throw Cosmic Cat off the barn again. He didn’t want to be dropped the second time.”
“Yeah, he needed a second parachute drop to make certain he was trained. He felt he didn’t need a second drop and he wouldn’t let me do it again. I tried to get him off me so I could drop him but he clung on real tight. I had to crawl back down off of the barn with him clinging to me. He sure has sharp claws.”
Cats are many things, but astronaut is not one of them. "Astronaut Training: The Adventures of Curtis, Connie and Cosmic Cat" follows the story of the trio of Curtis, Connie and Cosmic Cat as Cosmic Cat trains to be an astronaut. A fun read for cat lovers, "Astronaut Training" is a humorous romp of entertainment.
Ronald C. Thompson was born in California; he move to Oklahoma when he was nineteen where he completed his undergraduate degree. He completed his master’s degree in Texas.
As an author Ronald C. Thompson has a great deal of experience and formal education to draw from. He has an Associate Degree in Engineering, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and a Master of Science degree in Physical Oceanography. He has additional graduate level work in Aerospace Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Geophysics.
He has lived in London, England and Jakarta, Indonesia as well as many parts of the U.S. and has worked in and traveled to other parts of the world such as West Africa, Australia and Alaska.
He is married and has two children. He currently makes his home in Texas but travels back and forth to Florida where his children live.
He has published technical articles and written a large number of in house articles, training manuals and documents. He is currently working as an author of children’s novels, science fiction novels and study guides for home schooling.