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Cover of: Blast off | Linda C. Cain

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This book should never have gone out of print. The illustrations alone are mesmerizing and awe inspiring. I'm not a fan of depictions of children making fun of others' dreams, even in service of the main character overcoming this obstacle. However, the main character in this book handles teasing, due to limited societal expectations based on gender and race, with unflappable grace. She dreams of becoming an astronaut. And her levelheaded self confidence suggests that she'd make a good one. The teasing is a minor plot point and the rest of the book whisks you along on a glorious ride of imagination, possibility, and adventure.

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Blast off
by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Published 1973 by Ginn in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Ginn Reading 360, A magic circle book


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Library of Congress
PZ7.C1194 Bl 1973x

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24 p. :
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