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Space (Kingfisher Voyages)

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Join Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, who will be your guide as you explore the mysteries of the universe. Look at planets, stars, meteors, comets, black holes, and our very own planet Earth. Find out what it takes to train and be an astronaut and discover what it feels like to break through Earth's atmosphere. Learn what's inside the space shuttle and invest
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Hardcover, 60 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by Kingfisher
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Savanna
Mar 13, 2013 Savanna rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfic, kid-lit, boys, 20-09
Summary: Space was about the space program, astronauts, spaceships, and just space in general. It has great pictures that work with the text to get you really involved with the book. It showed all of the different parts of the space craft, and helped you get to know the first American astronauts. Also it teaches kids a little bit about the solar system.

I think that this is a great book for kids with ADHD or for young boys. It was exiting, fun, and ingenious the way the book was put together. It
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Debra
Feb 08, 2011 Debra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
629.45 Goldsmith. Stunning book by Kingfisher Publishers with a forward by Sally Ride. Inviting die-cut cover of an astronaut floating in a circle of what was the earth. Information is tabbed like a notebook with three sections:Reaching for the Moon, On Board the Shuttle and The Planets and Beyond. It opens with a brief history of astronomy. There are transparencies of the moon, an astronaut in a space suit and the Apollo 17. It has timelines, beautiful visuals and it's packed with information w ...more
Katya Epstein
Jul 26, 2011 Katya Epstein rated it did not like it
Lots of pretty pictures, with a few of those see-through and fold-out pages that kids seem to love. The text is unimpressive: too advanced for young children, without going into enough explanation to be satisfying to older kids. I'd say the best part is the image illustrating all the different parts of an astronaut's spacesuit. My almost-3-year-old daughter was very impressed with the fact that they have heated gloves.
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Dr. Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He was formerly the head of Acoustics at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory and is now an author of non-fiction books for children.
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