Bonnie's Rocket

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Product Details
$20.95  $19.48
Lee & Low Books
Publish Date
10.8 X 9.4 X 0.7 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Emeline Lee grew up hearing stories about her grandfather's work on the Apollo 11 moon landing, which inspired her own fascination with science. She studied English literature and environmental sustainability at Columbia University, and she now works in the renewable energy sector in New York City. This is her first picture book. Find her on the web at and follow her on social media at @EmelineLeeBooks.

Alina Chau dreamed of being an astronaut when she grew up, but instead went on to a career as an award-winning artist and filmmaker. She illustrated The Nian Monster, which received the 2018 APALA Picture Book Honor, alongside many other beautiful picture books. Her animation credits include Star Wars: The Clone Wars; and numerous best-selling games. She lives in southern California. Visit her website at and find her on Instagram at @alinachau.


"In a fresh perspective on events which changed the universe, Bonnie's Rocket reveals to readers that STEM is at its most powerful when it is personal." -- Andrea Beaty, New York Times bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer

"Inviting illustrations depict Bonnie's methodology, using her notebook as the backdrop for many spreads. Paired with the parallel narrative of an engineer father away working on a space mission, the moments of distance, encouragement, and shared interest provide additional emotional resonance... An engaging father-daughter STEAM story full of support and scientific inquiry." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Lee offers a compelling portrait of design thinking... Chau's watercolor and digital illustrations showcase both the efforts and the emotions of the would-be engineers." -- Publishers Weekly

Skipping Stones Honor Award, Skipping Stones Magazine