The inspiring, deeply patriotic true story of John Glenn, a true hero who not only changed America’s contribution to space exploration but also spent his life proudly serving his country in many ways.
This is a gorgeous picture book to introduce younger readers to John Glenn, from award-winning author Kathleen Krull and illustrator Maurizio A. C. Quarello.
John Glenn wasn’t just the first American to orbit Earth. He was a family man, a soldier, a United States senator, and a national hero. He laid the groundwork for future star voyagers—and dreamers—everywhere.
From the time he was a child, John Glenn loved flying. Later he did so by flying airplanes for the U.S. military, and then when space travel became a possibility, he trained for years to become an astronaut. John had to push his mind and body to the brink.
But he loved his country more than anything and wanted to serve—including flying into the great unknown.
John realized from an early age that he loved to fly and wanted to become a pilot. What interests have you recognized in your young reader that you can support and encourage?
John recognized that his experience traveling to space was the result of work done by many, many people, and he always tried to remind people of that. How do you feel when others recognize and praise your hard work?
“This lively and informative selection presents a thorough overview of Glenn’s life . . . and flight at age 77 as the oldest man to fly in space.”