Fly high, John Glenn : the story of an American hero / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Maurizio Quarello.
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|Crookston Public Library||J 921 GLE (Text)||33500013215785||New||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J 921 GLE (Text)||33500013215793||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780062747143
- ISBN: 0062747142
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Harper, 
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Includes bibliographical references.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
*Starred Review* This uplifting picture book introduces John Glenn as a small-town boy with a passion for flying and a patriotic young man who was a fighter pilot during WWII, married his childhood sweetheart, and started a family. His postwar career as a test pilot led to his calling as an astronaut. During his memorable flight aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft in 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. And in 1998, while serving as a U.S. senator, he joined the crew of the Discovery space shuttle and became the oldest person to fly in space. Though every biographer struggles with what to include, the challenge is acute when writing a picture book. Krull focuses on the essentials, includes evocative details, and succeeds in conveying Glenn's personality, his passions, and his values as well as the achievements that made him famous. A little longer than most picture-book texts, particularly in the section detailing the Friendship 7 mission, the writing is concise yet evocative, and it uses quotes from Glenn effectively. From small, intimate portraits to striking double-page images conveying the strangeness and otherworldly beauty of spaceflight, Quarello's oil paintings transport viewers back in time while offering a different perspective. A beautiful picture-book biography. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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