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When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry

Written by Kristen Fulton & illustrated by Diego Funck
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Jul 3, 2018
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Robert Goddard may be known as the father of US rocketry, but back in the 1880s, he was just a kid in Worcester, Massachusetts. Even as a youngster, his eyes glimmered with scientific interest and the thrill of discovery. With BAMS! POPS! BANGS! he experimented time and time again with one mission: make his rockets fly! Join Kristen Fulton and Diego Funck as they take you on one explosive journey about a young kid who shot for the moon, never gave up, and let his creative sparks of curiosity burn bright.

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Who Wrote When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry

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Kristen Fulton

Nonfiction picture book author Kristen Fulton calls central Florida home. But, she spends the majority of the year traveling across America. She visits every museum and history center that she can find along her journey. Wafting through dusty artifacts, Kristen is always on the lookout for her next story. Want to learn more about Kristen or when she will be in your area for author events? Visit KristenFulton.com.

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Who Illustrated When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry

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Diego Funck

Diego Funck is an illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s been drawing professionally for the past ten years, creating children’s books and working with educational publishers in Belgium, Congo, Haiti, and India. He previously illustrated the children’s picture book The Black and White Factory. He currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481460989
Publication Date:
July 3, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018016323
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481460986
Lexile® Level:
690L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.9
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
196212
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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