The inspiring, deeply patriotic true story of John Glenn, a true hero who not only changed America's contribution to space exploration but also spent his life proudly serving his country in many ways.
This is a gorgeous picture book to introduce younger readers to John Glenn, from award-winning author Kathleen Krull and illustrator Maurizio A. C. Quarello.
John Glenn wasn't just the first American to orbit Earth. He was a family man, a soldier, a United States senator, and a national hero. He laid the groundwork for future star voyagers--and dreamers--everywhere.
From the time he was a child, John Glenn loved flying. Later he did so by flying airplanes for the U.S. military, and then when space travel became a possibility, he trained for years to become an astronaut. John had to push his mind and body to the brink.
But he loved his country more than anything and wanted to serve--including flying into the great unknown.