The Spacesuit

How a Seamstress Helped Put Man on the Moon

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

An inspirational true-story about the a group of seamstresses who designed the spacesuit for the first men to walk on the Moon!

“Ellie’s team was small, and they only had six weeks. Many believed that the seamstresses could never win. But Ellie ignored them and set to work.”

Inspired by true events, The Spacesuit tells the story of Ellie, a seamstress tasked with creating a new spacesuit for the Apollo 11 moon landing. After emerging as the underdogs in a multi-company competition, Ellie’s team works hard to win! Follow Ellie as she uses impressive knowledge to solve the issue of clunky, uncomfortable spacesuits.

The perfect book for young children interested in space exploration and women in history. Alison Donald expertly weaves facts into the story to keep young readers engaged. Including a glossary of key terms, this book is a fun learning tool for 3-6 year olds.

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978-1-84886-415-3
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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category STEM, STEM: Space Science
Copyright 2019
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 36
Publication Date 2019-06-18
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV014000, JUV039140, JUV016150
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 640
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503827
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“. . . Donald provides a window into a little-told piece of history that is sure to intrigue.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“An outstanding contribution to the recent spate of reminders that women too helped send men to the moon.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Alison Donald

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Alison Donald now lives in the UK with her husband and three children. She is a writer and works as a pediatric occupational therapist, helping children with special needs reach their potential.

Illustrator: Ariel Landy

As soon as Ariel Landy learned how to draw a sky beyond a blue scribbled line, she knew she wanted to be an illustrator. Ariel aims to create illustrations that are imaginative, whimsical, and original. She lives in New York City.

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The Spacesuit

An inspirational true-story about the a group of seamstresses who designed the spacesuit for the first men to walk on the Moon! “Ellie’s team was small, and they only had six weeks. Many believed that the seamstresses could never win. But Ellie… View available downloads →