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Dmitri the Astronaut

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  55 Ratings  ·  7 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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Matthew
Apr 07, 2014 Matthew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baby
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
Matthew
Jun 13, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poor Dmitri, an astronaut forgotten after a 2 1/2 year mission on the moon to collect rocks. Upon his return to earth, he realizes that no one is waiting for him any longer. The science museum still has a display about his endeavor, but it's neglected and forgotten, much the same as Dmitri. He wanders the city feeling lost, eventually dropping his moon rocks in a garbage can in the park only to have a friend, secretly hiding in his moon rock bag emerge and turn things around for him. While this ...more
The Brothers
The story is mediocre - an astronaut comes home after being away for awhile and no one seems to remember him. But, he happens to bring home a special friend from the moon.

The illustrations are whimsical and fun.
Jason Orendorff
May 20, 2012 Jason Orendorff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
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
Sep 30, 2012 Mary Lee rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Plucked it out of a display in our school library. Didn't know there was an Agee book I hadn't read!
Anna
Oct 01, 2009 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
I felt for Dmitri. Sometimes you just need a little attention for the cool things you do.
Jen
Nov 19, 2012 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pb, storytime
the ending comes a bit quickly. poor dmitri :(
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