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Written by Mark Kelly & illustrated by C. F. Payne
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A heartwarming picture book tale of the power of the small, from bestselling author and retired NASA astronaut Commander Mark Kelly. Astronaut Mark Kelly flew with “mice-tronauts” on his first spaceflight aboard space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The little mouse works as hard as the bigger mice to show readiness for the mission . . . and is chosen for the flight! While in space, the astronauts are busy with their mission when disaster strikes—and only the smallest member of the crew can save the day. With lively illustrations by award-winning artist C. F. Payne, Mousetronaut is a charming tale of perseverance, courage, and the importance of the small!

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Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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This fun little story was a big hit with my three-year-old astronaut-in-training! The illustrations are great–expressive and fun. The story is simple, brief, and imaginative. It doesn’t feel preachy or didactic, but the message is a good one–that there’s a special place for everyone, and if you work hard enough, you can accomplish your goals.

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Who Wrote Mousetronaut

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly is a retired astronaut and US Navy Captain. His picture book <i>Mousetronaut</i>, illustrated by C.F. Payne was a #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. In 2020 he will be running to represent Arizona in the United States Senate.

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