The Book of Blast off!: 15 Real-life Space Missions

Timothy Knapman


Young readers will the discover spacecraft and astronauts from 15 iconic space missions in this out-of-this-world rhyming picture book.


Children's Books > Non-fiction

ISBN: 9781915569417


3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .Blast off!

Embark on a journey into space aboard rockets, space capsules, satellites, rovers and more.

Simple rhyming text and engaging illustrations introduce children to the spacecrafts and missions that changed the way we understand the universe.

Kids will also meet some of the inspiring astronauts who carried out the missions from John Glenn and Neil Armstrong to Charles Bolden, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch.

A delightful read at bedtime or any time a child wants to reach for the stars.

Missions included are:

Sputnik 1 – Friendship 7 – Mariner 4 – Apollo 11; – Apollo 13 – Voyager 1 – Hubble Telescope – Galileo – Cassini-Huygens – International Space Station (inaugural mission) – Kepler Telescope – Rosetta Probe – International Space Station (all-female space walk) – Perseverance Rover – Artemis.

A delightful read at bedtime or any time a child wants to reach for the stars.

Discover 15 iconic space missions, from the Apollo moon landing to the first all-female spacewalk.

Fantastic read-aloud story, perfect for bedtime.

Look at spacecraft up close with detailed labelled drawings.

Informative back section with real photographs.

Perfect for space enthusiasts aged 4+.


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm