Spacemanatee is a story about Anna Lee, a sweet-natured manatee whose dreams are even bigger than her mighty flippers. Every night, Anna Lee Manatee meets with her friend, The Loon, to stargaze. When Anna Lee shares her belief of a "Manatee on the Moon," The Loon mocks her seemingly far-fetched idea. Determined to validate her beliefs, Anna Lee constructs a rocket ship out of materials she finds in the sea and blasts off to outer space. Will she find what she is looking for? This is a sweet story that helps kids believe in themselves so they can reach new heights.
Katie Gilstrap earned her Master of Arts in English from Kansas State University. Spacemanatee is her first book, inspired by years she spent working as a veterinary technician. She currently lives in south central Kansas. Visit katiegilstrap.com and @byKatieGilstrap on Twitter. Alice Samuel is an illustrator based in Swansea who graduated with a BA (Hons) in illustration. Visit @alicesamuel_illustration on Instagram.