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First Flight

Space shuttle astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson launches First Flight, a book that follows the captivating journey of a determined young owlet named Andrew, mentored by his wise grandfather, Hoot, as he strives to master the skill of flying. Andrew gains confidence through daily practice flights, and despite the challenges of a daunting fall and the sudden disappearance of his grandfather, he persists and eventually reaps the rewards of consistent effort. First Flight is a poignant tale of resilience, emphasizing the importance of never giving up and celebrating the profound love between a grandfather and his grandchild.

Genre: Children's Picture Book / Fiction

Pages: 32

Price: $19.95 Hardback (US) | $8.95 eBook

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2024

Hardback: 978-1-960259-17-2
ePub: 978-1-960259-18-9

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Michelle Rouch

Michelle Rouch has more than thirty-seven years of experience creating unique pieces of art inspired and informed by her technical knowledge as an engineer. Her artwork locks a moment in time for the public to pause and reflect, offering another dimension through which to promote aerospace technology. Rouch continues to develop new techniques to redefine the technical art genre with a contemporary approach. Children and parents alike have celebrated her illustrations for the children’s books Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden’s Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon, by Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden and Railroad to the Moon by Shuttle Astronaut Ron Garan, both published in 2021. Her art won first place honors at the 2023 American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA) International Aerospace Art Exhibition.