Floating Home

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Picture book fiction that accurately depicts the launch of the Space Shuttle--from the eyes of an eight-year-old astronaut!

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an astronaut? In Floating Home, eight-year-old Maxine finds out when she becomes the world's first child astronaut. Written in David Getz's familiar compact and engaging style, Floating Home gives kids a chance to journey to space and see the earth in a different light. Michael Rex's illustrations complement the text as they aptly depict the Space Shuttle and all of Maxine's gear. The flair and wit of Michael Rex's art offsets David Getz's deadpan tone to make a child-appealing combination.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a unique slant on a typical homework assignment, Getz (Frozen Man, 1994, etc.) and newcomer Rex send a girl to incredible heights for her art project—outer space. When Maxine is instructed to look ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

David Getz is the author of Frozen Man, Life On Mars, and Frozen Girl. He is an elementary-school science teacher and staff trainer in New York City.

Michael Rex is the author and illustrator of The Painting Gorilla, My Fire Engine, and My Race Car. Mr. Rex lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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