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Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover

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Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover
Written by Markus Motum
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763695040
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Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover

author/illustrator: Markus Motum

Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars — and now she’s ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life. How did Curiosity get her name? What tools does she use to carry out her tasks? In her own voice, the popular NASA rover tells how and why she traveled more than 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet no human has ever visited . . . and what she’s been doing there. In his debut picture book, Markus Motum brings Curiosity’s story to life in vivid color: the deep blues of space set off the warm, rusted hues of Mars’s dusty red surface, marking this lovable rover and her mission as something special — truly a world apart.

Full of eye-catching retro illustrations, a look at NASA’s beloved Mars rover is sure to fascinate budding space explorers — and set inquisitive minds soaring.
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
56 / 12 9/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Science & Nature;
illustrator’s comments:
Markus Motum studied illustration at the University for the Creative Arts in England, where he rediscovered his love of picture books. Curiosity is his first book for children. Markus Motum lives in Brighton, England.
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