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In this ninth Henry Heckelbeck adventure, Henry blasts into space!

Henry visits the Brewster Space Center with his class. But when his best friends think they spot a real-life alien and spaceship, Henry goes on an out-of-this-world adventure!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Henry Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.


Chapter 1 WIDE AWAKE


  Henry Heckelbeck wriggled from under his covers and gazed at the twinkly stars. He heard Dad’s slippers wisp down the hallway. They stopped in front of Henry’s door.

  “Too excited to sleep?” Dad asked.

  Henry turned around. “Yup, way too excited!” he said.


  In the morning Henry’s class was going on a field trip to the Space Center, which had rocket ships and maybe even aliens.


  “Have you ever been to space, Dad?” Henry asked.

  Dad sat down and said, “Only in my dreams.”

  Henry crawled under the covers as Dad handed him a stuffed green alien.


  “Maybe you’ll space travel in your dreams tonight,” Dad said.

  Henry yawned. “If I ever fall asleep.”

  Dad pushed Henry’s hair out of his eyes. “Pretend you’re sleeping in space,” he said.


  Henry shut his eyes and imagined floating in space.

  Dad stood up and whispered, “Night night, Space Man.”

  Henry rolled over.

  “Night, Astro-Dad,” he said before falling asleep.

About The Author

Wanda Coven has always loved magic. When she was little, she used to make secret potions from smooshed shells and acorns. Then she would pretend to transport herself and her friends to enchanted places. Now she visits other worlds through writing. Wanda lives with her husband and son in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three cats: Hilda, Agnes, and Claw-dia.

About The Illustrator

(c) Priscilla Burris

Priscilla Burris is the illustrator and author-illustrator of many books for children. She attributes her love of children’s books and library visits to the East Los Angeles Library. Priscilla loves her role of creating characters and stories for readers everywhere. She lives in sunny Arizona, where she finds the sunrises and sunsets awe-inspiring. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (October 19, 2022)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665911405
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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