Packing for Mars for Kids (Hardcover)

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Packing for Mars for Kids (Hardcover)


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Are you curious about space? You've probably studied about astronauts a bit in school. But - did your teacher explain what happens if a person gets sick in their helmet or misses the bag while pooping? This book tells us the things we really want to know!

— Gavin, 5th Grade

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) asks the questions children ask in this young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars.

What is it like to float weightlessly in the air? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Is it true that they don’t shower? Can farts really be deadly in space?

Best-selling Mary Roach has the answers. In this whip-smart, funny, and informative young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars, Roach guides us through the irresistibly strange, frequently gross, and awe-inspiring realm of space travel and life without gravity. From flying on NASA’s Weightless Wonder to eating space food, Packing for Mars for Kids is chock-full of firs-hand experiences and thorough research. Roach has crafted an authoritative and accessible book that is perfectly pitched to inquiring middle grade readers.
Mary Roach is the author of five best-selling works of nonfiction, including Grunt, Stiff, and, most recently, Fuzz. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Oakland, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9781324019374
ISBN-10: 1324019379
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English