Floating in Space

Floating in Space

by Franklyn M. Branley, True Kelley
     
 

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Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set sixteen times in one day?

Open this book and be transported on an information-packed voyage aboard the space shuttle. True Kelley's kid-friendly diagrams and illustrations and Franklyn Branley's straightforward text reveal what astronauts eat, how they move, and what

Overview

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set sixteen times in one day?

Open this book and be transported on an information-packed voyage aboard the space shuttle. True Kelley's kid-friendly diagrams and illustrations and Franklyn Branley's straightforward text reveal what astronauts eat, how they move, and what kinds of work they do in space.

Author Biography: Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2These titles provide brief yet clear information on their respective topics. Day Light discusses the nature of light, darkness, and seeing, and the role heat plays in generating light. Floating in Space discusses how astronauts move and cope with weightlessness in space. Amusing illustrations, verbal and pictorial, demonstrate how gravity works. Children will find much of the information both entertaining and interesting, such as the way astronauts eat with magnetized trays that hold utensils in place. Full-color paintings illustrate the first title and softly colored cartoons enhance the latter. Both are worthy additions to collections that need science materials for early grades.Katherine Borchert, Arlington Central Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060254322
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.44(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

True Kelley has illustrated many favorite books for children in her fun-filled watercolor style, including several in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She and the author previously collaborated on What Makes a Magnet? and What the Moon is Like?

True Kelley lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

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