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The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook (Handbooks) Paperback – 1 Jun 2015

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 Jun. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409590747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409590743
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.2 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Full of tips from real-life astronauts on how to steer a rocket or spacewalk. A perfect fact book for budding space explorers. --The Daily Telegraph
<brThis book should go to the top of any must-have list for young children interested in space travel. It's packed with fascinating information on everything from what to study to help you become an astronaut, to the special training astronauts undergo, rocket science and how shuttles get into space, and what it's like to live on the International Space Station. After all, the children reading this book could become fully fledged astronauts in the 2030s. Inspiring stuff! --Lovereading4kids

A superb book all about how to become an astronaut... There's a lot of humour in it, and it's full of those little details that just make a book special. --Judges comments, Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2016

Given that it costs about £300 million per ISS mission, we reckon £6.99 is a highly cost-effective way of learning how to train for, get to and live in space for kids without actually going there. --Mostly Books

This brilliant guide will tell you everything you need to know about becoming an astronaut and explains what life is like for space explorers. From training tips to spacewalk hints, it's packed with real-life astronaut knowledge! --National Geographic Kids

A fun, fact-packed and practical guide to launching your interstellar career. - The Liverpool Echo

A fascinating guide for budding astronauts. --The Guardian

Children who fancy a career as an astronaut... will love The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook, which gives you the lowdown on qualifications, the horrors of G-force and how to go to the loo in the International Space Station (into a kind of vacuum cleaner, apparently). It's full of good practical stuff. --The Spectator

A great non-fiction book, full of information for all space lovers. The children found it fun to read as well as educational due to the illustrations and funny comments. It would certainly inspire children. --Practical Preschool and Primary Teacher Awards

The essential book for would-be astronauts. --Books for Keeps


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I bought this for my 12 year old nephew but its too young for him. I would say its better for 6-10 depending on reading ability. I have a younger nephew who will get this for Christmas instead! The book has a lot of interesting information for younger kids whos ambition it to become an astronaut!
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Child friendly can be read alone or read to a younger child. I'd say a child much older than 10 would find it a bit babyish but would still enjoy learning the facts!
There is so much packed in to this little book and the way that it's written is really fun as well as inspirational!
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PS definitely recommend this seller.
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My six year old is really enjoying this beautifully written guide which has taken him through the preparations for becoming an astronaut to blasting off into space! A great book for any budding space explorer.
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This is a really well written and enjoyable read. It is packed with information and explained in a very simple, yet detailed fashion. It is humorous with fab illustrations to boot! Great for any budding young space enthusiast!
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Great book full of fun and written in a very exciting way. Lots of interesting tips and written in a way that "prepares you" to become an astronaut, completely different from the other books we had or seen. Loved it same as my son
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Impressive amount of detail. Highly recommend this one (even discusses how flames behave in microgravity...)
With the advent of space tourism, this just might give children the interest to get involved in some aspect of it.
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My 7 year old and I read this book together every day for about a week. We loved it. The format is excellent, logical and illustrated very well for younger kids. Inspired now to purchase Tim Peake's own book!
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Great, really informative but fun snd lighthearted which, with illustrations, made this captivating for my 7 year old who is currently in to anything space!
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