Astronaut Handbook

Astronaut Handbook

by Meghan McCarthy


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DO YOU HAVE what it takes to be an astronaut? Meghan McCarthy blasts readers off to astronaut school in her new, young, nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how it feels to be weightless. Have your measurements taken—100 to be exact—for your very own space suit. Meghan McCarthy has created the perfect book to share with children who want to be astronauts when they grow up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375844591
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/10/2008
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 736,373
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Meghan McCarthy is the author-illustrator of The Adventures of Patty and the Big Red Bus, Aliens Are Coming!, and Strong Man. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Astronaut Handbook 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A perfect introduction to a career in space exploration. Suitable for younger readers or storytime, this non-fiction picture book is humorously illustrated in colorful , double-spread acrylic paintings. Using simple text, "You've done the hard stuff, and now it's time to have some fun! A special plane nicknamed the Vomit Comet will take you high in the sky and then ZOOM back down. As a result, you'll be able to FLOAT! It might upset your stomach, but you'll get the hang of it," Astronaut Handbook offers a glimpse into the versatility of astronauts (pilots, scientists, mechanics) as well as the myriad requirements that make space travel possible (space suits, space toilets, freeze-dried ice cream, wilderness training and more). Fascinating Facts, Places to Visit, and Bibliography follow the story.
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