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Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

by Pam Walker, Pamela Walker

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Welcome Books Real People" series, Ellen Ochoa is one of six titles that introduces the youngest readers to biographies. This is a nicely designed series and this book features the first Hispanic female astronaut. The 24-page format and small, square trim size make the books easy for little hands to hold. The text is consistently placed. One or two sentences in large, plain type face the bleed-to-the-edge photographs or full-color art. The illustrations reinforce the narrative, rather than enhance. Emergent readers can choose from a variety of multicultural personalities or historical figures. Each title has seven sections. The first three are devoted to the subject's life. "New Words" defines words outside the controlled vocabulary. "To Find Out More" lists further reading and web sites. The last page consists of the index and professional references. The "Real People" series has one flaw. Readers who can decode words like "astronaut" deserve meatier material than, for example, "she worked hard, but she had fun." 2001, Children's Press, $13.50. Ages 4 to 7. Reviewer: Candice Ransom AGES: 4 5 6 7

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Real People Series
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Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.10(d)
310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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