Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Chris Hadfield
He was the first Canadian to walk in space and make a music video while in orbit!
Meet Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space—and make a music video while in orbit!
When Chris Hadfield was a boy, growing up on a farm in Milton, Ontario, Canada didn't have a space program. But from the moment he saw a man first walk on the moon, young Chris decided he would somehow get to space. And with everything Chris did, from learning to fix farm machinery and joining the Air Cadets to flying fighter planes and becoming a test pilot, he prepared himself to get there. Chris Hadfield has rocketed into space three times, been on two space walks and was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. And nobody plays a guitar in space or rocks a mustache better!
This new picture book biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustration with speech balloons that help bring the story alive. Historical photos and a timeline support the narrative.
About the Author/Illustrator
Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many notable Canadian non-fiction titles including Canada Year-By-Year, and several critically acclaimed biographies. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and enjoys reading, swimming, theatre and tap dancing. Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels. His love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada.