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Countdown to the Moon Landing – Library Girl and Book Boy reviews The Spacesuit!

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk this week, Library Girl and Book Boy just posted a great review for The Spacesuit by Alison Donald with illustrations by Ariel Landy:

‘Ever since I heard about this book, I had been desperate to read it. It’s based on the true story of seamstress, Eleanor Foraker, who worked sewing bras and nappies for Playtex before being approached to precision stitch a spacesuit which could go to the moon! Take a peek into a little-known part of the space race story.

Told in picture book format with brilliant full page illustrations, we follow Ellie from childhood sewer, to creator of spacesuits. It takes the reader through the design process and the decision to make it of many soft layers and joint it like an onion to ensure flexibility, through the trial of needing special sewing machines to get through the 21 layers of material used and through the nail-biting judging process. It truly was a feat of engineering and teamwork.

Take note – there’s a handy QR code at the back which can be scanned for further information.’

Thank you!   Read the full review here and buy a copy for just £6.95 here