9781499804522

The Space Race

Blast Back! Series

By Nancy Ohlin, Illustrated by Roger Simó

$5.99 US / $7.99 CAN

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Space Race!

When people think about the Space Race, things like astronauts and the Soviet Union may come to mind. But why was there a race, and who won anyway? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they’ve traveled back in time. It covers everything from the Cold War to the moon landing, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the moon has an unpleasant odor and how a prototype of the ballpoint pen was invented by NASA for astronauts to use in zero-gravity conditions! The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.

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Book Details

ISBN9781499804522
Page Count112
FormatPaperback
SubformatMiddle-Grade Nonfiction
Trim size5.5" x 7"
Age range7-10
Publication dateJune 13, 2017
Publication seasonSummer 2017
RightsWorld

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Nancy Ohlin is the author of the Blast Back! series, the YA novels Always, Forever and Beauty, and the early chapter book series Greetings from Somewhere under the pseudonym Harper Paris. She lives in Ithaca, NY with her husband, their two kids, two cats, a bunny, and assorted animals who happen to show up at their door.
  • Roger Simó is an illustrator based in a town near Barcelona, where he lives with his wife, son, and daughter. He has become the person that he would have envied when he was a child: someone who makes a living by drawing and explaining fantastic stories. Among his many projects, he is most proud of the first book he wrote and illustrated about his first child.

Product Description

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Space Race!

When people think about the Space Race, things like astronauts and the Soviet Union may come to mind. But why was there a race, and who won anyway? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black and white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they’ve traveled back in time. It covers everything from the Cold War to the moon landing, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the moon has an unpleasant odor and how a prototype of the ballpoint pen was invented by NASA for astronauts to use in zero-gravity conditions! The unique details along with the clever and humorous interior illustrations make this series stand out from the competition.

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