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Best Book of Spaceships

by Ian Graham
 

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This engaging series is tailored to young children's interests and reading level. Lively text explains the basics of a popular subject, while intriguing facts are brought to life through detailed and informative artwork.

From the rockets that took humans to the moon to the satellites that circle Earth today, The Best Book of Spaceships by Ian Graham is a

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This engaging series is tailored to young children's interests and reading level. Lively text explains the basics of a popular subject, while intriguing facts are brought to life through detailed and informative artwork.

From the rockets that took humans to the moon to the satellites that circle Earth today, The Best Book of Spaceships by Ian Graham is a supersonic journey into space. Aspiring young astronauts will love this book full of essential facts about the solar system, rockets, spacecraft, satellites, moon landings, and life in space.

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Children's Literature - Susan Fournier
Space travel continues to be a fascinating, yet mysterious subject for many children. It is often difficult to find a resource that is current and detailed enough for the curious, yet simple enough for the youngest of readers. Graham's book seems to rise to the task of introducing readers to many aspects of space travel and exploration. The reader will learn about rockets, shuttles, and satellites, revisit the Apollo moon mission, and much more. Vivid illustrations and descriptive text bring the experience to life.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-The full-color drawings of assorted rockets, satellites, and the like are the strength of this beginning look at space exploration. Except for very brief mention of the Soviet Vostok and the French Ariane, all of the spaceships covered are NASA products. The just-begun space station Freedom illustrates space stations; MIR is not mentioned. One double-page spread is devoted to space suits, since "A spacecraft has to provide astronauts with air to breathe, and it has to keep them warm." A suited astronaut is pictured strapped into a MMU (manned maneuvering unit) but other than a few labels (gas thruster, hand controller, adjustable arm), no attempt is made to explain its workings. One might also quibble with the inclusion of the Hubble telescope and the various space probes in a book on spaceships. The abbreviated text is readily understandable and will entertain browsers; report writers or those with serious interest in spaceflight and its machinery will need to consult other sources.-Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
From the Publisher

“Vivid illustrations and descriptive text bring the experience to life.” —Children's Literature

“The text is readily understandable and will entertain browsers...” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753461679
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Series:
Best Book of Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
459,107
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

IAN GRAHAM is the author of THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF IMPOSTERS, as well as more than 200 children's non-fiction books on a wide range of topics. He has also written graphic novels re-telling classic tales by William Shakespeare and Daniel Defoe. In 2012 he was the joint winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize and in 2014 he was shortlisted for the Educational Writers' Award.

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