Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space

Hardback

Main Details

Title Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Ben Hubbard
SeriesFamous Firsts
Physical Properties
Format:Hardback
Pages:32
Dimensions(mm): Height 236,Width 214
ISBN 9781526313546
ClassificationsDewey:629.450092
Audience
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Hachette Children's Group
Imprint Wayland
Publication Date 11 August 2020
NZ Release Date 11 August 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

A gripping illustrated account of how Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to journey into space on 16 June 1963. As the post-war world was gripped by the Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union surged ahead by putting the first woman in space in 1963. Discover how Valentina Tereshkova accomplished this top-secret, dangerous mission, from the arduous selection and training, to the dangerous flight itself and her triumphant return to Earth. Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

Author Biography

Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.