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Annick Press Spring 2017

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  • Reading Levels

    Guided Reading Level: S Lexile measure: 880L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Carton Quantity: 70 $14.95 CAD
    $12.95 USD
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Go For Liftoff!
How to train like an astronaut
By (author): Dave Williams By (author): Loredana Cunti Illustrated by: Theo Krynauw
Dave Williams , Loredana Cunti ,

Illustrated by :

Theo Krynauw

Imprint:

Annick Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781554519149

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 7 - 11, Age (years) 7 - 11, Grade (CAN) 2 - 5
Apr 11, 2017
$14.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

11in x 8.5 x 0.1 in | 220 gr

Page Count:

52 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy
 
American Association for the Advancement of Science SB&F Prize nomination 2017, Long-listed Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association 2018, Joint winner
  • Short Description
Find out what it takes to become an astronaut—from someone who knows! How many kids aspire to become an astronaut one day? Wouldn’t it be great to float in space and do neat experiments? But before all the “fun” begins, it takes an incredible amount of hard work to prepare oneself for the ride of a lifetime. Before they are sent to space, astronauts have to go through spacecraft systems training, wilderness training, underwater training, roller coaster–like flight training, and teamwork training, not to mention science, technology, medical, engineering, and math training. Training for flight also depends on being prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally, having the right attitude and learning to deal with problems calmly. Dr. Dave speaks from experience when he describes what it’s like to live underwater for weeks at a time, experience free-floating in micro gravity in the “Vomit Comet,” or catch and eat bugs during wilderness training. With its first-hand photos and amusing illustrations, Go for Lift Off is the go-to book for aspiring astronauts.
Find out what it takes to become an astronaut—from someone who knows! How many kids aspire to become an astronaut one day? Wouldn’t it be great to float in space and do neat experiments? But before all the “fun” begins, it takes an incredible amount of hard work to prepare oneself for the ride of a lifetime. Before they are sent to space, astronauts have to go through spacecraft systems training, wilderness training, underwater training, roller coaster–like flight training, and teamwork training, not to mention science, technology, medical, engineering, and math training. Training for flight also depends on being prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally, having the right attitude and learning to deal with problems calmly. Dr. Dave speaks from experience when he describes what it’s like to live underwater for weeks at a time, experience free-floating in micro gravity in the “Vomit Comet,” or catch and eat bugs during wilderness training. With its first-hand photos and amusing illustrations, Go for Lift Off is the go-to book for aspiring astronauts.

- Dr. Dave Williams is a high-profile medical doctor and astronaut who has flown on two NASA missions and completed three space walks - Motivational speaker; is eager to do school, conference presentations - Second of a four-book series - Many of the photographs were taken by Dr. Dave during his space missions - Includes full color illustrations and photographs, introduction, index, further reading

Co-Author Dr. Dave Williams is a Canadian astronaut who participated in spaceflights aboard two NASA space shuttles; he also became an aquanaut through undersea research in the world's only underwater research laboratory. Dr. Williams currently works in healthcare and is the CEO of a hospital near Toronto.

Co-Author Loredana Cunti is a specialist in children’s entertainment, a former Senior Vice President of Children’s Programming at Universal Pictures and a Cordon Bleu Pastry Chef. Loredana has developed a number of book-based characters for television including Geronimo Stilton, Pink Panther, and most recently George Green by Stephen and Lucy Hawking.

Theo Krynauw is a freelance illustrator whose work includes hand drawn illustration for editorial, textbook and children’s publications.

Praise for To Burp or Not to Burp "To Burp or Not to Burp is a must-read for those future space explorers and kids curious about how the human body works in space." —Captain Scott Kelly USN (Ret)Former NASA Astronaut "Kids, teachers and parents will love Dr. Dave’s wonderful book. It tells it like it is!" —Barbara Morgan (Ret)Former NASA Astronaut

“An upbeat, colorful introduction to astronaut training.”

- Booklist, 04/01/17

“This pleasing look at what qualities it takes to be an astronaut will be useful for lessons on space, careers, goal setting, and the value of determination.”

- School Library Journal, 04/12

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