For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of Jupiter, the king of the planets. But the trip across the solar system is so long and dangerous that it seems almost impossible. This is the incredible, true story of NASA's Galileo Mission. It's narrated by the medieval genius Galileo, who connects with middle-grade readers in a humorous way. Strap in for this epic adventure of imagination, brilliance, and plain old grit!This colorful graphic novel is a Mom's Choice Awards(R) Gold Recipient.Please note that this book is produced at two different printers. One version of the book has matte interior pages, and the other version has glossy interior pages. The publisher's website has more information.
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Galileo! Galileo! introduces children to NASA's mission to Jupiter. Its colorful spreads and clear diagrams recap half a century of aeronautics research and space missions... The book is narrated in an informal, witty style by Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian astronomer who gave the mission its name... Heavenly bodies and other inanimate objects also get a chance to speak, while modern characters are drawn in a style that's the Jetsons meets the Muppets... Ideal for classroom use or parent-child reading. Galileo! Galileo! brings space travel down to earth through comics. - Foreword Reviews
As informative as it is entertaining in organization and presentation, Galileo! Galileo! will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to school and community library Science collections for young readers. - The Midwest Book Review