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Do you have a love of rockets? Do you have any idea of the history behind rocketry? Science Comics Rockets Defying Gravity uses a graphic novel format along with humour and a well-told story to bring the reader the history of rocketry.
From the Cover:
In Rockets we explore the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. We dive into Newton’s Laws of Motion – learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!
What You Get:
Rockets – Defying Gravity uses excellent graphics to walk you through the history of rocketry. You will meet visionary physicist, chemists, engineers and entertainers. Animals played their roles as well from sheep, to monkeys, to spiders and to mice. Many more animals than I would have thought. Honestly I thought they really only used dogs and chimpanzees.
The author used an excellent sense of humour to portray the facts of history. The end result is a forward-moving book that imparts more information than you expect. It’s an easy going read that keeps you interested the whole while.
I have to admit, at first I wasn’t sure what I thought of this graphic novel. A bunch of critters yapping about rockets. As I read the book though, I realized that through humour and animal characters, they were giving the history of rocketry and showing how animals were part of the process. By the time I was 1/3 of the way through I was hooked. I eagerly read the rest of the book, being surprised frequently.. I never knew that sheep were a part of rocketry history! Did you?
The graphics were well done, the font easy to read. Over all I found it to be a well done introduction to rocketry for middle school students.