We Dream of Space

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062747303

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About the Author

Bahni Turpin, film, television, and voice actress, has won seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and three prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, and she was named 2016 Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly magazine.

Reviews

"Entrada Kelly tells the story . . . of Cash, Fitch and Bird . . . [and their] power to form the family they want themselves. Lyrical but direct writing, relatable characters, and an engaging 1980s setting give this thoughtful read high appeal for middle grade readers."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"It's January, 1986, and each of the three Nelson Thomas siblings has a focus. . ., Bird, who loves science and engineering and imagines nightly conversations with Challenger astronaut Judith Resnik . . . [is] the calm core of the novel, but readers in the know will feel the tension ramping up as the much-awaited launch date comes closer. . . . Newbery winner Kelly is particularly skillful in weaving the event into the lives of her characters . . . Perceptive."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"We Dream of Space offers an exceptional portrayal of the endless ways in which parental dysfunction affects every member of a family. It's also a celebration of the need for optimism, compassion and teamwork in the face of disasters both individual and communal."--BookPage.com (starred review)
"Kelly writes a heartfelt story of family and the bond of siblings. . . . Put this book in your orbit."--Kirkus Reviews
"In this captivating follow-up to her Newbery Medal-winning "Hello, Universe," Kelly . . . has a minimalist's knack for gesturing beyond what's on the page. . . . We Dream of Space moves gracefully between small-scale middle school dilemmas and galaxy-size existential questions, such as whether we should go into space at all. Bird, "just a girl in Park, Delaware," can't stop thinking about being a speck of cosmic dust. Thanks to exuberant Ms. Salonga, there's lots of space lore in the novel. Notably, the characters most interested in science are female. . . . A hard-won, timeless lesson."--New York Times Book Review
"With short chapters focusing alternately on each sibling, Kelly establishes distinct and original characters . . . Kelly creates a crisp, moving portrait of family dysfunction and the resilience of the young." --Horn Book (starred review)
"As the country awaits the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, three very different siblings--Cash, Fitch, and Bird--must navigate challenges of their own. . . . A 10 out of 10 . . . Anyone interested in science, sibling relationships, and friendships will enjoy reading We Dream of Space."--Time for Kids
"Newbery Medal-winning Kelly contemplates space exploration and sibling bonds in her latest captivating novel. . . . Another wondrous title from a remarkably talented author."--Booklist (starred review)
"Newbery Award-winner Kelly follows three Delaware siblings in the weeks leading up to the January 1986 launch of the Challenger. . . . Kelly shows the incredible power of words--the irreparable damage they inflict and their ability to uplift--while crafting a captivating story about family's enduring bonds."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Kelly's skill at mapping the bonds of family shine here--you'll root for these three [characters] as they develop hard-won resilience."--Austin American-Statesman
This moving book follows a family in January 1986 on the precipice of so much--siblings Bird, Fitch, and Cash are all in the same grade, and . . . the siblings are hanging on . . . through their shared science teacher. . . . This slice-of-life book is aching and hard, and when the Challenger launches, all of the pain built up in each of the siblings explodes. Readers who want feelings-heavy books will be enraptured with this one. All of the characters are compelling, complex, and sympathetic."--Book Riot