The Space Adventurer's Guide

Peter McMahon
Josh Holinaty

It's not just astronauts who get to travel into space anymore. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs have now made space flight a reality for adventure-seekers of all kinds. And just in time, here's a travel guide for kids to plan their own out-of-this-world journeys. Eight potential space vacations are described, one per chapter, complete with information about pre-trip preparations (like training to withstand extreme g-forces), accommodations and dining (hot dogs in zero gravity, anyone?), awesome activities (how about a real moon walk?) and so much more. The trips range from orbiting Earth (available now), to voyaging through Saturn's rings, which may be possible within the next few decades. Featuring the coolest things to see and do in the universe, these space vacations are not to be missed!

Award-winning science journalist Peter McMahon has come up with an intriguing concept sure to pique a young reader's interest in all things outer space. Based on the latest science and featuring first-person accounts from experts in the field, this book is chock-full of opportunities for science and technology lessons. With kid-sized bursts of text (including loads of amazing, and sometimes icky, facts), fascinating photographs of everyday life on actual space flights, as well as fun-filled illustrations from Josh Holinaty, this hugely appealing book is also one that children will gladly pick up on their own --- and devour. A glossary and index are included.

978-1-77138-032-4 | May 1, 2018
List Price: USD $17.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 100 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

Awards & Reviews

“... this thoughtfully designed, browser-friendly, fantastically entertaining look at the future of space travel will have science-mad kids utterly enthralled.”
— Booklist, Starred Review, March 2018
“With a new era of commercial space flight in the offing, here's a timely guide for young prospective travelers headed to choice astro-destinations.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2018
“... the book's overall excitement is infectious and backed up with lots of real science.”
— Quill & Quire, May 2018
“With up-to-date information and captivating photographs and illustrations, this would be a welcome addition to school libraries.”
— School Library Journal, May 2018
“... the conversational tone, sleek design, and inclusive approach make this volume an appealing choice for both recreational and research reading.”
— School Library Connection, August 2018
“... The Space Adventurer's Guide will ignite the imagination and passion of future explorers.”
— Resource Links, October 2018
2020 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice Awards, Short-listed
2019 - Red Maple Nonfiction Award, Ontario Library Association, Nominated
2018 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2018 - Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation, Winner

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