Ground Control to Major Tim

Clive Gifford

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Wayland

9781526300959
32
Synopsis

Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this 32-page book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, Tim Peake carried out experiments, performed a crucial spacewalk and took some awesome photographs. He also found time to run a marathon, present an award to Adele and read a bedtime story to children listening 400km below him on Earth. Packed with amazing photographs, this book reveals how Major Tim's fascination with flight and science began and how his career as an astronaut developed, documenting his inspirational journey into space.

In the media
This is the kind of book I know little boys will be pointed towards. I'd like to feel that lots of girls will also read about Major Tim. I know I would have loved it as a child.

The Book witch

This eye-catching book provides a fascinating insight ... With plenty of great photos and fact boxes to keep younger ones interested, this informative read from award-winning author Clive Gifford is sure to excite and inspire

Daily Post (Wales)

Gifford has a way of succinctly describing something with minimal words yet maximum information ... The book is jam-packed with information, and reads half like a biography and half like a space information book ... Each paragraph is short and to the point -- there are no wasted words ... This book beautifully tells the incredible story of our current space exploration, and should be an inspirational guide for children

Minerva Reads

With plenty of great photos and fact boxes to keep younger ones interested, this informative read from award-winning author Clive Gifford is sure to excite and inspire

Chronicle & Informer (Houndslow)