From the archives: 'CatStronauts' author Drew Brockington blasts off into fun
Cats are known to like their space.
But outer space? That we didn’t learn until Minneapolis author and illustrator Drew Brockington’s put a crew of feline scientists on a rocket in his 2017 book, “CatStronauts: Mission Moon.”
Turns out, Waffles, Blanket, Pom-Pom and Major Meowser are capable and witty astronauts, adapt at both saving the universe and delighting kids with their antics. Brockington’s graphic novels have won acclaim and fans across the galaxy.
Last week, Brockington (and Waffles) joined MPR News host Kerri Miller for a special family edition of Talking Volumes. You’ll hear that conversation on Friday’s Big Books and Bold Ideas.
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Until then, enjoy this blast from the past, when Brockington first talked with Miller about how his love of space fueled the series and what humans can learn from his intrepid kitty crew.
Drew Brockington is the author of the "CatStronauts" series and several other books for kids. He lives with his family in Minneapolis.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.
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