The Resource Stellarphant, James Foley

Stellarphant, James Foley

Label
Stellarphant
Title
Stellarphant
Statement of responsibility
James Foley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she can't join. But where there's a will, there's a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.Stella is told she can't apply because none of the space suits will fit her. So, she makes her own.Stella is told she can't apply because she is too big for the training equipment. So, Stella finds teachers and undertakes basic training independently.Stella is told she can't apply because she's too big to fit in the rocket. So, Stella builds her own rocket.Stella is told she can't apply because none of the other astronauts will want to fly with her. So, Stella finds her own crew.By the time Space Command has run out of reasons why Stella can't apply, Stella realises she doesn't need Space Command after all. She has everything and everyone she needs already Stellarphant is both heart-warming and hilarious. This picture book features a gallery spread of all the real animals sent into space so far, as well as a fantasy gallery. The story relates directly to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in the school curriculum; specifically space exploration, astronomy and biology. The story also carries themes of persistence, feminism, diversity, equality and accessibility. It is a worthy and timely story that needs to be told now
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2022.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10975319
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foley, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elephants
  • Animal space flight
  • Ambition
  • Persistence
  • Women in science
  • Astronauts
  • Equality
Target audience
preschool
Label
Stellarphant, James Foley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069933082
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
1st.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781760990732
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (coloured)
System control number
(OCoLC)1260840884
Label
Stellarphant, James Foley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069933082
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
1st.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781760990732
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (coloured)
System control number
(OCoLC)1260840884

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