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Dmitri the Astronaut

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  5 reviews
‘It’s me!’ says Dmitri. ‘I’m back from the moon!’ But alas, nobody remembers the former space hero anymore. Unknown to Dmitri, Lulu—his loyal lunar pal—has stowed away in his sack of moon rocks, and this remarkable creature soon becomes an overnight sensation. While the forgotten astronaut mopes, scientists are puzzling over Lulu’s crayon drawings of a mysterious figure. W ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 19th 1996 by HarperCollins (first published 1996)
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The illustrations in this book are cute and simple. I enjoyed viewing them. The book has dialogue and exclamation points for oral reading lessons. Lines per page range from a few to many. This book would be good for a 3rd grader. Some pages with only a few lines might lead a potential buyer/reader to thing it is best for a younger reader but there are those pages with more text. There are many quotes from different characters that would make this a good read if you used different voices for the ...more
Jason Orendorff
The only reason I didn't like this is because (in the gentle way that children's books have) it's largely about public failure and humiliation. So, kind of uncomfortable. Then the resolution is that the failure turns out to have been a triumph after all, which isn't how things go in real life.

The book isn't bad and the illustrations are quietly wonderful, as in all Agee's books.
Mary Lee
Plucked it out of a display in our school library. Didn't know there was an Agee book I hadn't read!
I felt for Dmitri. Sometimes you just need a little attention for the cool things you do.
the ending comes a bit quickly. poor dmitri :(
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