Title: Space HeroesSpace Heroes
Author: James Buckley, Jr.
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: 5-7
Star Rating: ★★★★

In this DK reader, James Buckley, Jr. walks his readers through the exciting decades that hosted the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, instead of merely showing us the chronology of the events, Space Heroes fittingly discusses the progress in terms of the men who made the events possible – the astronauts.

Space Heroes highlights the lives of several men, both American and Russian, as it careens through history – men like Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong. Mind, it does not actually delve into the personal lives of these men, only their roles in flight.

Oddly enough, my copy contained a repeat of pages 17-32; that is to say, it got to the end of the book, then started up in the middle again. I don’t know if this was a fluke and only my copy contains this error, or if an entire printing contains it, but it sure had me boggled for a few seconds. :’D

It is mentioned that the Apollo and Mercury rockets were named after the Greek gods of those names.

Conclusion. A good resource – children will especially enjoy the pictures.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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