Mousetronaut

Based on a (Partially) True Story

By Mark Kelly; C. F. Payne (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9781442458246, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

List Price: $17.99*
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A heartwarming picture book tale of the power of the small, from bestselling author and retired NASA astronaut Commander Mark Kelly.

Astronaut Mark Kelly flew with “mice-tronauts” on his first spaceflight aboard space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The little mouse works as hard as the bigger mice to show readiness for the mission . . . and is chosen for the flight! While in space, the astronauts are busy with their mission when disaster strikes—and only the smallest member of the crew can save the day. With lively illustrations by award-winning artist C. F. Payne, Mousetronaut is a charming tale of perseverance, courage, and the importance of the small!




About the Author
Mark Kelly is a retired astronaut and US Navy Captain. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011.

C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the "New York Times "bestselling "Mousetronaut "by astronaut Mark Kelly, the Texas Bluebonnet winner "Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy", written by Phil Bildner, and the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" and "Micawber", both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design, where he is the chair of the Illustration Department. Payne lives with his wife and children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him online at CFPayne.com.
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