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Mousetronaut Goes to Mars [Hardcover]

Mark Kelly , C. F. Payne

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Oct. 1 2013 Paula Wiseman Books
Meteor the mousetronaut returns to outer space in this exciting story from #1 New York Times bestselling author and retired NASA astronaut Commander Mark Kelly and renowned illustrator C.F. Payne.

3-2-1…blast off! The smallest member of the team, a mouse named Meteor, is back on board and ready to come to the rescue on an interplanetary adventure! With lively illustrations by award-winning artist C.F. Payne, this charming new mousetronaut adventure will inspire imaginations of all sizes! Includes detailed scientific back matter.

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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (Oct. 1 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442484268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442484269
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 25.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When NASA announces the crew of the upcoming Mars mission, Meteor the Mousetronaut is, shockingly, not on the list.

No matter; the little mouse isn’t about to let his training go to waste. He packs his spacesuit and stows away on the Galaxy, floating out to scavenge crumbs while the human crew sleeps. After six months, the Galaxy reaches Mars orbit—but one of the landing craft’s engines fails, and the remaining one isn’t strong enough to transport even one human. Meteor volunteers for duty and, equipped with a tiny American flag, descends to the Red Planet to gather rock samples. Six months later, he returns to Earth to be welcomed as a hero with the other astronauts. While this story inevitably lacks the freshness of Meteor’s debut (Mousetronaut, 2012), Kelly’s prose and storytelling have matured, and Meteor’s enthusiasm is as infectious as ever. Payne’s delightfully regular-looking, multiethnic and gender-inclusive crew displays the same winning combination of heroism and lumpiness (the mission commander has an endearingly potatolike face) that distinguished the first adventure. Perhaps what’s most striking about this book, though, is the four-page afterword, in which Kelly summarizes the history of Mars exploration and discusses the potential for a real manned mission. His eloquence in advocating for a vigorous space program bespeaks both passion and experience.

Rodent or no, Meteor sure is one heck of a space ambassador. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus)

About the Author

Mark Kelly is a retired astronaut and US Navy Captain. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011.

C.F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the Texas Bluebonnet winner Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy and Turkey Bowl, both written by Phil Bildner. He also illustrated the New York Times bestsellers The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design, where he is the chair of the Illustration Department. C.F. Payne lives with his wife and children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him at CFPayne.com.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mars mission a success! Nov. 10 2013
By Paul S. Hardersen - Published on Amazon.com
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As a follow-on to the first Mousetronaut book, this is another can-do tale of how everyone (including Meteor) can perform great deeds despite their size. My children ask me to read this book repeatedly and, I hope, it is beginning to inculcate a knowledge of space as well as realizing they can do anything they set their minds to do.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 6 2014
By Dennis V - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice story and illustrations
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. April 30 2014
By Derek Burrell - Published on Amazon.com
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Good follow up story from the original. Great pictures! The Martian landscape page is a packed with imagination. Love it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story. My toddler liked the first story better. Seems more appropriate for 3+ April 22 2014
By Big B - Published on Amazon.com
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Great story. My toddler liked the first story better. Maybe he was used to that one but this story is not as engaging for the younger toddler. Pages are delicate.
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves this book! March 17 2014
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
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Such a cute story. My 4 year old son loves this book. Illustrations are super, and the information at the back is really great as well.

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