A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, Mars, and the Distant Stars

by Mike Barfield (Author) Jess Bradley (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

From the creators of A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You comes an encyclopedic glance at all things outer space and makes a hilarious and informative guide for curious young readers.

Blast off for a day in the life of space and the people (and animals!) who have explored it. From hilarious comics to secret diaries and detailed diagrams, there are tons of things to discover and fantastic facts to learn.

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Mike Barfield
Mike Barfield is a writer, cartoonist, poet, and performer, who lives in a small village in North Yorkshire, England. A typical day in his life consists of sitting at a desk in a very untidy room surrounded by hundreds of books, while he writes and draws things he hopes will make people laugh.

Jess Bradley is an illustrator and comic artist from Torquay, England. As well as writing and drawing for The Phoenix, she also writes for The Beano and illustrates a variety of children's books. During her day, she enjoys painting in her sketchbooks, watching scary films, and letting her son beat her at Mario Kart.
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Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication date
April 25, 2023
BISAC categories
JNF028000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Humor | General
JNF051040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Astronomy
JNF062030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Science & Nature
Library of Congress categories
Interplanetary voyages
Questions and answers
Outer space
Solar system
Curiosities and wonders
Trivia and miscellanea
Illustrated works
Planetary science

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