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A new bilingual edition of Blast Off, the children's picture book by Leo and Diane Dillon first published in 1973. It tells the story of Regina who dreams of travelling to space as an astronaut. Using discarded junk, she crafts a spaceship and travels among the stars and into the Universe beyond. Something unexpected forces her to return to Earth. Is young Regina’s journey an imaginary one? Blast Off remained unpublished for years, but is an underrated gem still relevant today.Illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon graduated from Parsons in 1956. Over the 50 plus years of illustrating, some of the awards they have received include The Hugo Award for Science Fiction, The Balrog Award for lifetime Contribution to Science Fiction/Fantasy Art, The Caldecott Medal, The Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, and were Most Highly Commended for The International Hans Christian Anderson Award.
ISBN 9783944858531. Edizioni Corraini.