For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of Jupiter, the king of the planets. But the trip across the solar system is so long and dangerous that it seems almost impossible. This is the incredible, true story of NASA’s Galileo Mission. It’s narrated by the medieval genius Galileo, who connects with middle-grade readers in a humorous way. Strap in for this epic adventure of imagination, brilliance, and plain old grit!
Please note that this book is produced at two different printers. One version of the book has matte interior pages, and the other version has glossy interior pages. To guarantee receiving matte pages, you should order from IngramSpark. To guarantee receiving glossy pages, you should order from us here at Sky Candle Press. Other vendors might stock both versions of this book.
Selected for the Best STEM Books list, a joint project of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council (2021)
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for Young Reader Nonfiction (Silver Medal) (2021)
Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Comic/Graphic Novel (Bronze Medal) (2020)
Best Book Award for Children's Educational (Winner) (2020)
Eric Hoffer Award for Middle Reader (Finalist) (2021)
National Indie Excellence Award for Pre-Teen Nonfiction (Finalist) (2021)
Mom's Choice Awards (Gold)
"Students of the history of space exploration are in for a wild ride, as Galileo himself steps in to narrate a vivid account of the Jupiter probe that was named for him… Propelled by its dramatic twists and graphic format, this makes a strong bid to launch younger middle grade readers into a continuing fascination with the space program." — School Library Journal
"Galileo! Galileo! introduces children to NASA’s mission to Jupiter. Its colorful spreads and clear diagrams recap half a century of aeronautics research and space missions… The book is narrated in an informal, witty style by Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian astronomer who gave the mission its name… Heavenly bodies and other inanimate objects also get a chance to speak, while modern characters are drawn in a style that’s the Jetsons meets the Muppets… Ideal for classroom use or parent–child reading. Galileo! Galileo! brings space travel down to earth through comics." — Foreword Reviews
"As informative as it is entertaining in organization and presentation, Galileo! Galileo! will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to school and community library Science collections for young readers." — The Midwest Book Review
There is a nice mention of this book at The Washington Post (scroll down on their page): https://newsletry.com/Home/The%20Washington%20Post%20/d5daf21a-06e8-41d9-e93f-08d8a31bba42
Category: Middle-grade graphic novel
Price: $17.99 (Ingram) / $13.99 (Sky Candle Press)
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Length: 96 pages
Interior: Full color
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