Astronaut Training (Hardcover)

By Aneta Cruz, Olivia Aserr (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781635922882, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

List Price: 17.99*
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When Astrid's first space mission goes disastrously wrong, she realizes she needs a bit more training than she thought!

Astrid is training to go to space! But as she builds her shuttle, cooks astronaut food, and practices floating in zero gravity, Dad tells Astrid that the ship's construction is too dangerous, she's too little to cook alone, and she's not allowed to flood the bathroom. That night, when Astrid dreams she's an astronaut, the challenges she encounters are overwhelming. Astrid realizes she isn't as ready as she thought. Back on Earth, Astrid turns to her loving and supportive Dad, who helps Astrid continue her astronaut training.

About the Author

Staying up way past her bedtime and reading by a moonlit window is how Aneta Cruz fell in love with books and the Cosmos. She holds a BA in English Literature, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an Early Childhood Special Education Credential.

Olivia Aserr is a half Egyptian, half Irish-American illustrator. She is currently a background painter on Cartoon Network's Victor & Valentino and a children's illustrator. Visit