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Mousetronaut Goes to Mars

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mouse saves mission in great tale for space buffs.

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MOUSETRONAUT GOES TO MARS offers an authentic peek into the space program, thanks to the experience of author Mark Kelly, who was commander of space shuttle Endeavour's final mission. C.F. Payne's lovely illustrations bring readers aboard the rocket with the crew, adding layers of details attentive children will enjoy. The story is sweet and simple -- an unlikely hero saves the day -- but the real pleasure is going along for the ride with the crew.
Kelly includes an information-packed afterword that covers everything from the earliest star maps depicting Mars to the challenges facing a manned mission to Mars. This illuminating section is too dense for young readers, but adults or older siblings probably will learn a few things they can share with younger readers.

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