Cover image for The amazing International Space Station
Title:
The amazing International Space Station
Author:
Cowles, Rose, 1967-
Publication Information:
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IG 960 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.7 1.0 73423.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.2 4 Quiz: 37400 Guided reading level: W.
Added Author:
Added Title:
Yes mag.
ISBN:
9781553373803

9781553375234

9781442057432
Format :
Book

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Summary

Toronto synchro swimmer Carrie Munroe is Podium Sports Academy's team flyer and the school's best prospect for making it at the upcoming Vegas tryouts -- fulfilling her dreams of being in a glitz-and-glamour professional show. Carrie feels there's only one thing holding her back -- the weekly poolside weigh-ins. Her coach agrees, and Carrie is put on a special diet to control her weight. But the pressure to succeed while also dealing with troublesome family members back home lead Carrie to make some very risky decision about her health and eating habits.

To come out on top, Carrie will have to accept that although she may not have the typical swimmer's body, she has the strength to be the best -- but only if she takes care of herself.

Fry reading level - 3.0]


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-This book packs a lot of information into clear, short chapters that are chock-full of facts, action, and cool language. (Astronauts and cosmonauts are referred to as 'nauts throughout.) After a few introductory sections on outer space, the International Space Station (ISS) is introduced. Dialogue bubbles, sample entries from the ship's log, and abundant photographs provide evidence of what the ISS scientists experience. One picture depicts Mikhail Tyurin giving Frank Culbertson a microgravity haircut; another shows James Voss using an exercise bike. Favorite down-time activities (music, Earth gazing, etc.) add a personal dimension to the profiles of the travelers. A section on space science explains some experiments conducted at the station. Sidebars on softly hued backgrounds enhance the text. Activities sprinkled throughout include directions for a poppin' rocket, a recipe for a soup containing freeze-dried ingredients, and directions for growing crystals. A "Secret Language of Space" guide will help readers to know their HEDS from their FEAT. Loaded with much, much more, this fine, chatty effort is irresistible.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.