Fall 2020

50 Animals That Have Been to Space

From the Series Beginner's Guide to Space

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 9   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Since the early days of flight, animals have helped researchers learn how to survive in the sky, and their role continues as humanity voyages into outer space. In 1783, a rooster, a duck, and a sheep were placed in a basket attached to the first hot-air balloon. In the age of rockets and space travel, many more animals have traveled into orbit, and most have returned safely to earth.

This book tells the stories of 50 trips into space, and the animals and the scientists involved. An appealing introduction to space exploration, this book encourages young readers to engage in real science.

Format Your Price
On pre-order until 08/01/2020
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Space Science
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Formac
Language English
Number of Pages 88
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051150, JNF051010, JNF051040
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5
Lexile 1110

Author: John A. Read

John A. Read is a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory, and sits on the board of directors at the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Author: Jennifer Read

Jennifer Read has a passion for animals that led her to an internship with American Humane's Film and Television Unit. There she worked on movie sets with wolves, horses, and many other animals.