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‘An inspirational true story about the remarkable women who helped to make a space dream come true’ Lancashire Evening Post celebrates The Spacesuit!

Pam Norfolk at The Lancashire Evening Post has published a super-charged review for The Spacesuit by Alison Donald:

It didn’t just take rocket science to put man on the Moon… there was also a team of talented, tireless seamstresses!

Author Alison Donald and illustrator Ariel Landy have the history of the spacesuit all sewn up in an enchanting picture book which celebrates the real-life people who won a race against time to develop the special astronaut clothing used in the first Moon walk 50 years ago.

Dedicated to the women and men who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the Moon landings possible, The Spacesuit focuses on the team of seamstresses, led by the very talented Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Foraker, who won a competition to make a suit for the Apollo 11 astronauts.

Landy’s bold, colourful illustrations are full of intriguing, small detail, and Donald’s story features lots of fascinating, accessible facts as the excitement of the race to make a spacesuit mounts, and the sheer determination of Ellie and her team to achieve their own seeming mission impossible shines through.

An inspirational true story about the remarkable women who helped to make a space dream come true…

Thanks, Pam! Read the full review here

Buy a copy here