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Astro Girl

By Ken Wilson-Max
Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

A charming story about a little girl who longs to go into space, and be just like her mum!

In this charming introduction to space and space travel, one little girl dreams of going on missions into outer space. She and her father are at home by themselves, because her mum is away. Papa points out some of the challenges that astronauts have to face, but Astrid knows that she’ll be OK, whether it's controlling a space-craft, eating space food or moving around and sleeping in zero gravity. And when Papa and Astrid go to meet Mama we get a big surprise...Astrid’s mother is a real astronaut, just returned from a space trip!

  • Published to tie in with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
  • Brings information about space travel to a very young readership
  • Shows there are no gender barriers to being an astronaut

About the author

Ken Wilson-Max was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He came to the UK to study design and ended up working in children's publishing. His own first book was published in 1993 and since then there have been many, including the Lenny and Max series. As well as being a leading graphic designer, he is the publisher of Chicken! a newspaper which introduces current affairs to primary school children. He spends much time visiting schools and libraries, creating workshops and delivering exhibitions. He calls this "a great part of my job, the place where I learn the most."

ISBN: 9781910959213
Imprint: Otter-Barry Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Dimensions: 240 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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