The Resource Curiosity : the story of a Mars rover, Markus Motum

Curiosity : the story of a Mars rover, Markus Motum

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Curiosity : the story of a Mars rover
Title
Curiosity
Title remainder
the story of a Mars rover
Statement of responsibility
Markus Motum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars and now she s ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life
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Best STEM Books, 2019
Review
/* Starred Review */ The Mars rover Curiosity narrates her own story in Motum’s handsome and engaging children’s book debut, from her construction in a clean lab in California to her multistage launch into space and landing on the red planet: “years of testing were needed to make sure everything would work correctly the first time. After all, if something were to go wrong on Mars, no one could come and fix me.” Motum’s mixed-media illustrations cleverly recall art popular during the infancy of space travel—muted colors and spare, geometric patterns compose often-diagrammatic illustrations. One close-up details the rover’s many parts: “Just like you, I have a shoulder, elbow, and wrist.” With one of its cameras resembling a large eye, Curiosity appears lifelike, almost E.T.-esque, in keeping with the first-person narrative. The book’s large trim size and expansive scenes work in tandem to evoke the vastness of star-filled skies and reddish Martian landscapes. Originally published in the U.K., this accessible look at interplanetary exploration will appeal to a broad range of young space enthusiasts. A glossary and timeline of Mars missions is included. Ages 8–12. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/22/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 4, p)
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10618575
Cataloging source
YDX
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Motum, Markus
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
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True
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  • Life on other planets
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Outer space
Target audience
juvenile
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the story of a Mars rover
Label
Curiosity : the story of a Mars rover, Markus Motum
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn991191697
Dimensions
28 x 33 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763695040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991191697
Label
Curiosity : the story of a Mars rover, Markus Motum
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn991191697
Dimensions
28 x 33 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763695040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991191697

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