We Dream of Space

We Dream of Space

It's January 1986. The launch of the Challenger is just weeks away, and Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade together in Park, Delaware. Cash loves basketball, Dr. J, and a girl named Penny; he's also in danger of failing seventh grade for a second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade and wrestles with an ex It's January 1986. The launch of the Challenger is just weeks away, and Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas...

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Title:We Dream of Space
Author:Erin Entrada Kelly
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:We Dream of Space
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

We Dream of Space Reviews

  • Dan
    Jun 13, 2020
    One of my favorite historical fiction stories in a long time! ...
  • Laura Gardner
    Mar 05, 2020
    Cash, Fitch, and Bird are siblings who, along with their parents, are on different orbits within their home. The year is 1986 and all three siblings are in 7th grade; Cash was held back once and Fitch and Bird are twins. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas fight incessantly in front of their children ...
  • alisonwonderland (Alison)
    Aug 27, 2020
    Reading the middle grade novel We Dream of Space reminded me of two things: 1. When I was twelve years old - about the same age as Bird in this story - I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up - the first female astronaut, since this was 1976, still a few years before Sally Ride ...
  • Kelly
    Apr 20, 2020
    I don?t read a lot of middle grade, but I do know EEK?s books always hit the spot when I do. Her latest is no different, as it follows a family in January 1986 experiencing a whole host of discontent and challenge amid the Challenger launch. Bird and Fitch -- short for Bernadet...
  • vanessa
    Apr 18, 2020
    This was a really sweet story about tween siblings living with difficult parents and just trying their best. I really loved Cash, Fitch, and especially Bird. This book focuses on characters and their internal struggles, their thoughts. It rang really true - this is how I was as a tween...
  • DaNae
    Jun 18, 2020
    I ultimately loved this book, but some of it was hard for me. The bickering between the parents felt so genuine, it gave me a bit of PTSD. Kelly gives every character a true and honest place. None of them felt like a cookie cutter insertion. ...
  • Richie Partington
    Jan 01, 2020
    Richie?s Picks: WE DREAM OF SPACE by Erin Entrada Kelly, Greenwillow, May 2020, 400p., ISBN: 978-0-06-27430-3 ?Beauty?s only skin deep It goes just so far ?cause You?re only pretty as you feel? --Jefferson Airplane (1971) Happy New Years! Do you remember when Dr...
  • Erin Kelly
    Jan 11, 2020
    I was in elementary school when the Challenger launched from Cape Canaveral. Like many people who witnessed the national tragedy, it has stayed with me over the years. I started writing this book in 2016, but Lalani of the Distant Sea called me away. Once Lalani was safely on her journ...
  • Czechgirl
    May 23, 2020
    This is my favorite book Kelly has written. Just like in Hello Universe, the book is written from three kids (siblings) point-of-view. The reader gets to know each character?s feelings pretty well. Well-written. I enjoyed the journey the book took me through. This is a book I would c...
  • Alex  Baugh
    Jun 29, 2020
    It's January 1986 and the nation was being geared up for the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, a more than average historical event since it would include schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe as part of the crew. It is an exciting time for Ms. Salonga, science teacher at Park Mid...
  • Colby Sharp
    Jan 03, 2020
    I began this year finishing a book that I am sure will end up being one of my favorites of 2020. Erin Entrada Kelly will go down as one of the greatest storytellers of her time. This book will captivate young readers. 20 years from now parents will gift this book to their kids. They wi...
  • Danielle
    Aug 05, 2020
    Erin Entrada Kelly tells the truth. In this story, she tells the truth about a family. About absent, bickering parents. About middle school. About siblings. About disappointment and regret and doubt and learning to own who you are, what you want, and your own responsibility to your...
  • Danielle
    Aug 05, 2020
    Erin Entrada Kelly tells the truth. In this story, she tells the truth about a family. About absent, bickering parents. About middle school. About siblings. About disappointment and regret and doubt and learning to own who you are, what you want, and your own responsibility to your...
  • Kristine
    Aug 17, 2020
    I was excited about this book, to put myself in the place of a person slightly older than myself who would have been middle-school-aged at the time of the Challenger disaster in 1986. I work in the world of human spaceflight, it?s all I?ve ever wanted to do. This book had a deal-br...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Oct 17, 2020
    I was excited to read this younger MG novel, set in 1986 when the Challenger exploded but couldn?t get into the story. DNF ...
  • Zora
    Aug 04, 2020
    Again, I can't claim to predict how MG kids will take this. It wore me down. 78% of it is a dysfunctional family and two boy children being unpleasant because of the dysfunction. The dysfunction isn't booze, drugs, or beatings. It's page after page after page of endle...
  • Darla
    Apr 25, 2020
    Three siblings live life and are changed by the Challenger disaster in January, 1986. I was a college student and returned from class just in time to observe the ill-fated launch on the small B/W set in my dorm room. This is the second book I have read in the past year that features th...
  • Sherry Guice
    Aug 13, 2020
    Set in the 1980s with the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as a setting backdrop...three siblings struggle to find their places in school and family...the title, We Dream of Space, has multiple meanings...one character does dream of space travel, one plays video games in an arcade--al...
  • Samantha
    Jun 01, 2020
    Cute and mostly likable, though too long on message and short on story. Conceptually, this was a middle grade novel with a lot of potential. Unfortunately the execution was a bit of a disappointment. Our protagonists are three likable siblings with very relatable problems (thou...
  • Katie
    Feb 20, 2020
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars This was a really good story. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect because I didn't know that much going into it, but I ended up really enjoying it. This is the story of three siblings who have basically nothing in common and how things in their li...
  • Shaye Miller
    Jun 08, 2020
    I was looking forward to reading this book, especially considering the fact that the three Nelson-Thomas siblings were around the age I was during the historic launch of the Challenger. Cash, Fitch, and Bird are all very different children, growing up together in a rather unhappy home....
  • Laura Janette
    Jul 28, 2020
    This book is set against the backdrop of the Challenger tragedy in 1986. With this storyline, I thought it had tons of potential. However, it fell flat for me. ...
  • Ms. Arca
    Jul 31, 2020
    Well, dang. I knew I?d enjoy it because? Erin Entrada Kelly is a boss.. but wow. This is beautifully done. Initially, I was bummed (very!!!!) I?ll be honest with lack of POC rep. That hurt. Selfishly I want our best authors, especially in the kid realm! putting their brillian...
  • Matt Godfrey
    Jan 27, 2020
    This book has so much heart and so much feeling. I wish I could start from scratch and read it all over again. ...
  • zane deann
    Oct 21, 2020
    This was such a beautiful book. ...
  • Mila
    Apr 21, 2020
    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review. 4,75 stars Erin Entrada Kelly has such a huge talent for writing complex and intriguing characters and this novel was no exception. She did a great job of ca...
  • Dennis
    Nov 08, 2020
    Expectations, expectations. On paper, a story of three 80?s kids navigating middle-school and dreaming of space, set against the backdrop of the Challenger disaster, sounds great. Okay, it really wasn?t bad. However, I expected this to be a story of a mostly carefree youth, b...
  • Lincoln
    May 26, 2020
    2000 stars best book i have read all year! ...
  • Katie
    Jan 10, 2021
    3.5 Stars! I think my expectations were a bit high for this one, but I still enjoyed it! We Dream of Space follows three siblings in 1986 during the weeks leading up to the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. Cash, Fitch, and Bird are struggling through middle school and their d...
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    Feb 08, 2021
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