Gr 3-6-A brief introduction to the life and career of the Israeli astronaut who died in the February, 2003, Columbia disaster. Ramon's early years and family, his career as a pilot in the Israeli Air Force, and his selection as an astronaut are covered in a readable, but sometimes cursory style. There is information on his duties on board the space shuttle, but the text does not dwell on the details of Columbia's breakup. Two-page inserts add supporting details on the shuttle, astronauts' jobs, and food in space. The excellent-quality color photos show Ramon at work and in his private life, and the author's research is impeccably documented. Overall, an appealing and informative book that conveys sincere admiration for the man and his accomplishments.-Jeffrey A. French, Euclid Public Library, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.