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Title:
Mission to Mars
Author:
Branley, Franklyn M. (Franklyn Mansfield), 1915-2002.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
36 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Examines space flight to Mars.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
720 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.7 0.5 61139.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.8 2 Quiz: 31996 Guided reading level: O.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060298074

9780060298081

9780064452335
Format :
Book

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In this century, humans will land on Mars and walk on the red planet. You may be one of those astronauts. What might you learn about Earth, our solar system, and the universe on a trip to Mars? Is there air on Mars? Is there water? Can anything grow there? Could people live there one day? In this book, you will find out how you will get to Mars, how you will explore the planet, and what you might discover there.

Landing on Mars will be the great adventure of the twenty-first century.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

K^-Gr. 3. In this appealing volume from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, Branley takes children on a you-are-there voyage to the red planet, and the text implies that exploration is a given. Astronauts live in Mars Station, where they generate solar and atomic power for electricity, recycle water, and grow food. As part of their mission, they don space suits and explore the planet. Eventually, the crew climb into their Ascent Vehicle and start the long trip home. Though written in narrative style, the text imparts a good deal of information along the way. Photos of Mars appear on the endpapers, the title page, its verso, and one double-page spread, but otherwise, Kelley's ink-and wash illustrations help children picture life on Mars. Combining adventure, technology, and certain homey comforts, her vision of the Mars explorers and their habitat is as likely as the text to recruit the astronauts of tomorrow. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-The renowned science writer posthumously invites readers to set their sights on the high frontier by envisioning themselves as members of the first Mars Mission's crew. In its current configuration, the mission will involve departing from the International Space Station for multiple rendezvous with previously launched, unmanned vehicles, both in Mars orbit and on the planet's surface. Crew members will drill for water, watch for dust storms, experience both light gravity and severe cold, and, of course, explore. What will they find? The author makes a few suggestions based on what we already know about Mars, but also, "you will find things no one could have imagined. No one knows what may be discovered, and that is one of the main reasons why we want to go there." Along with a sprinkling of black-and-white and full-color photos, the illustrations mix clearly drawn schematics with scenes of crew members working busily inside the Mars Station or outside in heavy protective suits. An informative, inspirational introduction.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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