From the archives: Author Drew Brockington sends kids and cats to space with 'CatStronauts'

Author Drew Brockington talks about space, science and cats.
Minnesota author Drew Brockington joins MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation about space, science and cats. His new book series is called “CatStronauts.”
Courtesy Joanna Brockington | Cover art by Little, Brown and Company

On Friday’s show, it’s all about books for kids. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with Minnesota author Kelly Barnhill about her new book, “The Ogress and the Orphans,” and Kitty Felde, host of the podcast Book Club for Kids, about what young readers should dive into this summer.

To whet your appetite, we thought you would enjoy this fun 2019 interview Miller did with another Minnesota author, Drew Brockington, who sent cats to space in his kids' lit series "CatStronauts."

The author and illustrator shared how his love of space fueled this series, and what humans can learn from an intrepid crew of CatStronauts named Waffles, PomPom, Blanket and Major Meowser.


  • Drew Brockington is the author of the “CatStronauts” series and several other books for kids. He lives in Minneapolis.

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above. 

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