Spectacular Women In Space

Spectacular Women In Space


By Sonia Gueldenpfennig


Women conquer the final frontier.

Space is the final frontier and this collection features the biographies of ten women who have made an important contribution to the exploration of space. Included are Jerrie Cobb, who could only dream of flying above the atmosphere; Valentina Tereshkova and Sally Ride, two of the first women in space; and astronauts such as Julie Payette and Ellen Ochoa, who are members of the current generation of women in space.

This book shows the particular challenges faced by women in their quest to discover more about our universe. Photographs and sidebars containing fun facts and quotes are included.

A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

Sonia Gueldenpfennig holds a degree in comparative literature. She currently lives in Burlington. This is her first book.

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Product Information

  • Release: November 15, 2004

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 100 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • ISBN: 9781896764887


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • Science

Praise for Spectacular Women in Space

"The chapters work together to give us an engaging portrait of the role women have played in space history." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"For the girl with stars in her eyes, and not the Hollywood kind." - The Globe and Mail

"These women are inspirations to any girl or woman interested in a traditionally male-dominated career." - Resource Links