Bluebonnet, everyone’s favorite Texas armadillo, is about to take a trip that will elevate the reputation of armadillos to new heights and altitudes! She’s blasting off on the space shuttle to become the first armadillo to attempt a spacewalk. She and her sister Normadillo are touring the Johnson Space Center in Houston when the scientists and astronauts ask her to help them out with their next space-shuttle mission.
Children will love the outlandish antics of the armadillo-turned-astrodillo as she suits up for the big flight. They will also learn about the space program, what it takes to become an astronaut, and the many exhibits and special events at the Johnson Space Center. Colorful and action-packed, this addition to the Bluebonnet Series introduces young readers to the high-tech world of space travel from the delightful point of view of Bluebonnet, the space-traveling armadillo.
About the Author
Mary Brooke Casad is a Louisiana native and a resident of Sulphur Springs, Texas. She received a BA in journalism from Southern Methodist University and is the author of Pelican’s Bluebonnet at the East Texas Oil Museum, Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot, Bluebonnet at the State Fair of Texas, Bluebonnet at Dinosaur Valley State Park, Bluebonnet at the Texas State Capitol, Bluebonnet at the Ocean Star Museum, Bluebonnet at the Alamo, and Bluebonnet CD. Casad created Bluebonnet, the well-traveled armadillo, to teach Texas children about their rich local history.
About the Illustrator
Benjamin Vincent is a freelance illustrator based in Dallas, Texas. He also illustrates for magazines and advertising agencies, creates vision drawings for corporations, paints, and is a well-known caricature artist. Vincent, the illustrator of seven books in the Bluebonnet Series, received a BA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
BLUEBONNET AT JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
By Mary Brooke Casad
Illustrated by Benjamin Vincent
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
32 pp. 8.5 x 11
31 color illus.
ISBN: 9781589801011 pb