We are absolutely thrilled that our new picture book to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with illustrations by Ariel Landy has earned an exceptional star review from Kirkus Reviews!
‘Who would have guessed from standard-issue histories of the space race that the spacesuits worn on the moon were largely the work of women employed by the manufacturer of Playtex bras and lines of baby wear?
Here, in a profile that laudably focuses on her subjectâ€™s unusual skills, dedicated work ethic, and uncommon attention to detail rather than her gender or family life, Donald takes Eleanor â€œEllieâ€ Foraker from childhood fascination with needle and thread to work at ILC Dover, then on to the team that created the safe, flexible A7L spacesuitâ€”beating out firms of military designers and engineers to win a NASA competition.Â Â
An outstanding contribution to the recent spate of reminders that women too helped send men to the moon.’Â Â
Read the full review and place your order here
The book is publishing on the 18th of June in the US distributed by Lerner Books and in the rest of the world on the 28th of June.