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Meet Mary Sherman Morgan

Asha and Baz (Book 1)

September 1, 2022 | Children's paperback
ISBN: 9781988761671
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Description

A CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens pick!

2024 TD Summer Reading Club Recommended Reads

Asha and Baz have a paper rocket to launch! Whoever builds the rocket that travels the farthest will get to meet astronaut Chris Hadfield. The only problem is Asha and Baz don't know how to power their rocket. Stuck and unsure, the kids brainstorm by drawing a rocket in the sand using a stick. But this is a very unusual stick. In fact, it's a magic stick! And it transports them back in time to meet a person who might be able to help them with their rocket problem: scientist Mary Sherman Morgan.

About this Author

Caroline Fernandez is an award-winning author of children's books, magazine feature articles and blog posts. Filed away, in her office, is an English degree from McMaster University and a Teacher of English as a Second Language Certificate. She is the author of the popular Boredom Busters (series), Stop Reading This Book, The Adventures of Grandmasaurus (series), Asha and Baz (series) and more! Caroline writes, drinks tea, and bakes in Toronto, ON. Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @ParentClub


From a very young age in Mumbai, India, Dharmali Patel knew that she would be drawing, painting, or animating for her entire life. By age 6, her parents understood that drawing, crafting and all things creative was going to light her path, and ultimately lead her to her career as a visual artist. After mastering crayons, pastels, and finger paints... Dharmali made her way to Mumbai-Rachna Sansad School of Applied Arts, majoring in Illustration. She studied further at Vancouver Film School, where she earned her Bachelors in 2D Classical animation. In the past 20 years, she has worn the hats of Animation Director, Art Director, Visual Development Artist, Designer, and Illustrator. Every day, she loves to make art that is visually pleasing and engaging for people of all ages. Dharmali is honored that authors trust her with their beautiful words, and allow her to visually conceive the world and characters that ultimately become their books. She hopes that her imagery will inspire young minds with beautiful design, provocative lighting, and emotive characterizations that encourage a love of reading and beautiful art. Currently, Dharmali lives and works in Toronto. She is represented by Illustration Online LLC.

ISBN: 9781988761671
Format: Children's paperback
Series: Asha and Baz
Pages: 106
Publisher: Common Deer Press
Published: 2022-09-01

Reviews

A 2024 TD Summer Reading Club selection


A 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist - Children's/Juvenile Early Readers/Chapter Books


A Top Grade Books Fall 2022 selection for Early Readers


49th Shelf Kids' gift guide


THE ADVENTURE-SEEKER list - The Globe and Mail Nov 2022 "A wonderful start to a new series centering STEM and history; great for any children's library collection."


School Library Journal starred review


"Spunky protagonists get a realistic look at a historical female scientist in an accessible series opener" - Kirkus Reviews


"An exciting middle grade novel about the US's first woman rocket scientist; it emphasizes curiosity, teamwork, and creative thinking" -- Forward Clarion Reviews


"Readers who are familiar with the "Magic Treehouse" and "Canadian Flyer" series books will enjoy the time travel elements of this novel." -- CM: Canadian Review of Materials


"Approachable in tone, length, and subject matter, Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan is an excellent introduction for space enthusiasts and young scientists." -- Booklife


"Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan's engaging, engrossing story is rooted in science, but explores far more than theory alone. Its action-packed scenes and encounters are highly recommended for leisure readers as well as students of women's biography and science, introducing auxiliary topics of teamwork, achievement, and women's rights that will lend to discussions and debates." -- Midwest Book Review


"From the physics of aerodynamics to the history of women in STEM, this short, sweet adventure chapter book works in a lot of interesting knowledge alongside an engaging story. Endearing opposites, Asha and Baz's attempts to solve their class project puzzle are a reminder to readers that the work they do in school has real-world applications. At the same time, their indignation at Mary's exclusion from the annals of science history and fame offer thought-provoking starting points for discussion about where knowledge comes from and how it is celebrated in our society." -- The Children's Book Review

"An exciting middle grade novel about the US's first woman rocket scientist; it emphasizes curiosity, teamwork, and creative thinking" - Forward Clarion Reviews

"Spunky protagonists get a realistic look at a historical female scientist in an accessible series opener" - Kirkus Reviews

"Readers who are familiar with the "Magic Treehouse" and "Canadian Flyer" series books will enjoy the time travel elements of this novel." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Approachable in tone, length, and subject matter, Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan is an excellent introduction for space enthusiasts and young scientists." - Booklife

A wonderful start to a new series centering STEM and history; great for any children's library collection. -- School Library Journal, August 2022

From the physics of aerodynamics to the history of women in STEM, this short, sweet adventure chapter book works in a lot of interesting knowledge alongside an engaging story. Endearing opposites, Asha and Baz's attempts to solve their class project puzzle are a reminder to readers that the work they do in school has real-world applications. At the same time, their indignation at Mary's exclusion from the annals of science history and fame offer thought-provoking starting points for discussion about where knowledge comes from and how it is celebrated in our society.Overall, Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan is a fun, informative, and accessible way to explore history and science. -- Dr. Jen Harrison - The Children's Book Review, June 15, 2022

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