I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT by Byron Barton
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I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

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In the bold, beautiful style made familiar in his other nonfiction for young children (e.g., Airport and Machines at Work), Barton follows a six-person crew (one--the narrator--female; two black) on a space shuttle mission. In depicting the takeoff; a cross-section of the shuttle with the whole crew in action; eating and sleeping; a space walk (to "fix a satellite and build a factory in orbit"); and the astronauts gazing at the richly hued blue-and-green earth before returning to it, Barton's text and illustrations (outlined in very broad, black line) are models of elegant simplicity. A great introduction to a popular topic.
Pub Date: June 1st, 1988
ISBN: 0064432807
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1988




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