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Becoming a spacewalker : my journey to the stars / by Astronaut Jerry L. Ross, with Susan G. Gunderson.

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell J 629.45 ROS (Text) 38144000352775 Juvenile Non-fiction Checked out 10/09/2017
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston J 921 ROS (Text) 38209000843071 Juvenile Non-Fiction In process -
Greentown Children's Library - Greentown J 629.45 ROSS (Text) 75342000337891 Junior Non-Fiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [IYRC] ISLI 629.45 R823b (Text) 00000106144736 Young Reader's Collection Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [IYRC] ISLI 629.45 R823b (Text) 00000106144728 Young Reader's Collection Available -
Otterbein PL - Otterbein J 921 ROS (Text) 34046000369028 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton JB Ross Ros (Text) 30890000654309 Youth Non-Fiction Youth room, Lower level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781557536938
  • ISBN: 1557536937
  • Physical Description: 31 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: My dream -- The beginning -- Mom -- Dad -- Grandparents -- Kid stuff -- The space age -- Making a scrapbook -- A plan -- Kid for hire -- Saving -- Scientific curiosity -- Junior high revelations -- High school choices -- Purdue university -- Supersonic flight -- Try, try again -- Space traveler -- Life in zero gravity -- Space family -- Frequent flyer -- My next mission -- My challenge to you.
Summary, etc.: "This nonfiction picture book is a children's version of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross's autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, designed for ages 7-12. Told in friendly first-person narration, it represents how Ross followed his dream from rural 1950s northern Indiana to Purdue University and then outer space. Ross possessed specific character traits that helped him make choices and overcome obstacles as he struggled against the odds to realize his dream: curiosity, persistence, and believing in oneself. As the story unfolds and readers begin to make personal connections with Ross, his approach to problem solving and working through setbacks provides a powerful example for children. Content area concepts are integrated throughout the story, including but not limited to science, technology, engineering, math, visual literacy, financial literacy, geography, flight, and the race to space. Gravity, for example, is a major theme illustrated within the content of the story. Online guides for teachers using the book in a classroom setting (third to fourth grade recommended) are linked to throughout.A map of the United States on the inside front cover invites children to follow the path of Ross's journey from Crown Point, Indiana, to Kennedy Space Center. A timeline on the inside back cover compares and contrasts benchmark events in Ross's life and career with important events in flight and space travel history."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note: Ages 7-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Subject: Ross, Jerry Lynn, 1948- > Juvenile literature.
Astronauts > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Outer space > Exploration > United States > Juvenile literature.

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