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Gifford, Clive: The International Space Station.

Gifford, Clive

The International Space Station

Illustrated by Dan Schlitzkus

Wayland, 2017, pp32, 12.99 [pounds sterling]

978 1 5263 0216 8

The author and illustrator have teamed up perfectly to create a punchy, visually exciting introduction to the International Space Station. So much so, that after reading the book, I have spent a further hour investigating the various websites and online videos recommended as further information. 32 colourful pages in A4+ double spreads show aspects of the ISS from its construction and scientific objectives through to what life is like for the astronauts who may live up there for several months such as diet and hygiene. The text boxes correspond neatly with the images and there is just enough scientific information to whet the appetite without overburdening the primary aged child. I knew very little about space stations and their history and development up to the ISS and this book has educated me. The font choice and the style of illustration add a touch of the sci-fi to the package and careful attention has been paid to equality of readership. A glossary and a further information section together with an index make this an excellent information source for project work as well as being a good browsable reading book.

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Author:Sims, Janet
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Date:Dec 22, 2017
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