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The Big Beyond The Story of Space Travel

Written by James Carter

Illustrated by Aaron Cushley

Key Stage 1 Space

LoveReading View on The Big Beyond The Story of Space Travel

In this anniversary year- a wonderful introduction to the history of humankind’s relationship with space and the urge to explore it.

With a lively rhyming text supplied by James Carter, a popular performance poet in schools and highly effective illustrations, typography and layout, this tells the story of how we moved from wanting wings to fly; to seeing animals in the stars; to sending them up in rockets via a variety of flying machines taking us ever higher. It all leads to that fateful day in 1969 and the Moon landing and beyond. Then we have a lovely positive and inclusive message about the possibility of any reader becoming an astronaut. Another nice touch is the Rocket acrostic of space facts to finish on. This is a lovely accessible addition to the space resources you need this year.

Joy Court

The Big Beyond The Story of Space Travel Synopsis

Once upon a rocket a countdown has begun, from 10, 9, 8 to 7 and 6 to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Get ready for blast-off with this fast-paced poem that's all about space travel. From the early humans who dreamt of wings to the Moon landing, and from spacecraft exploring Mars to the future beyond... Climb on board for an adventure into outer space!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848577978
Publication date: 4th April 2019
Author: James Carter
Illustrator: Aaron Cushley
Publisher: Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Space

About James Carter

James Carter is an award-winning children's poet. He travels all over the cosmos (well, Britain), with his guitar (that's Keith) to give lively poetry performances and workshops.  James once had hair, extremely long hair (honestly), and he played in a really nasty ultra-loud heavy rock band. And, as a lifelong space cadet, James has discovered that poems are the best place to gather all his daydreamy thoughts.  What's more, he believes that daydreaming for ten minutes every day should be compulsory in all schools.  His poetry titles include Cars Stars Electric Guitars and Orange Silver Sausage (Walker ...

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