Carmella Van Vleet
children's author and part-time ninja
"This biography of Kathy Sullivan joins the ranks of picture books about women who have taken to the air. Her name is not familiar to most people, yet her achievements were major....This welcome addition to the field of female fliers will be informative as well as inspirational for girls." - Kirkus Reviews
"An attractive introduction to an American astronaut." - Booklist
"Wong's lemony ink-and-watercolor illustrations picture Sullivan as calm and curious, and her decision to pursue exactly what interests her...may encourage readers to give more credence to their own aspirations." - Publishers Weekly
"A wonderful and inspiring addition to biography and space collections." - School Library Journal
Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association
Included in the School Library Journal's "Disrupters, Dare Devils, Artists: Women Who Changed the World"
And featured on A Mighty Girl's "Telling Her Story: 40 New Books for Women's History Month."
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A peek inside from publisher.
From the inside jacket:
Young Kathy Sullivan loved to explore. She daydreamed about having a pocketful of airplane tickets. She thought maybe she'd be a spy or a diplomat.
Most people told her girls don't do those jobs. But Kathy knew what she liked.
By the time she was older, her adventurous spirit and willingness to embrace new experiences took her into space. Kathy became the one of the first six women astronauts to train with NASA and the first American woman to walk in space.
In alternating scenes, Kathy's childhood adventures and grown-up goals together show what can happen if someone always looks....to the stars!
Co-authored with astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Illustrated by Nicole Wong
* Now available from Charlesbridge *
A father and son head to a park
to do some cool tricks.
Firefighters have to do chores, too.
Students find creative ways to earn money to buy a class pet.
A boy becomes friends with a new neighbor - one who doesn't speak English yet.
Two brothers buy out a pet store.