Fly High, John Glenn: The Story of an American Hero (Hardcover)

Fly High, John Glenn: The Story of an American Hero By Kathleen Krull, Maurizio A.C. Quarello (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The inspiring, deeply patriotic true story of John Glenn, a true hero who not only changed America’s contribution to space exploration but also spent his life proudly serving his country in many ways.

This is a gorgeous picture book to introduce younger readers to John Glenn, from award-winning author Kathleen Krull and illustrator Maurizio A. C. Quarello. This nonfiction picture book was named one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year.

John Glenn wasn’t just the first American to orbit Earth. He was a family man, a soldier, a United States senator, and a national hero. He laid the groundwork for future star voyagers—and dreamers—everywhere.

From the time he was a child, John Glenn loved flying. Later he did so by flying airplanes for the U.S. military, and then when space travel became a possibility, he trained for years to become an astronaut. John had to push his mind and body to the brink.

But he loved his country more than anything and wanted to serve—including flying into the great unknown.

About the Author

Kathleen Krull garnered starred reviews and awards for her many books. The Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC, honored her with its Nonfiction Award for her body of work that "has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children." She lived in San Diego, California. Learn more about her online at

Praise For…

“This vivid portrayal is full of exhilaration and suspense and will doubtlessly create new fans and inspire or increase a love of space exploration. Captures the excitement of space travel while creating a warm portrait of an innovative explorer.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Krull’s picture book biography is a patriotic tribute to an American hero. The text and illustrations highlighting Glenn’s orbit are breathtaking. A highly recommended purchase that will have wide appeal for young readers.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062747143
ISBN-10: 0062747142
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English