Columbia Lastname: First Girl Colonist on Mars
Columbia Lastname has had an unusual life to be only eleven years old. Her physicist father has vanished during a tiny tear in time. Her mother is head of Citizens of the Cosmos, and so is never home. No wonder Columbia can see no reason not to as her father always wished for her-become the first girl colonist on the Red Planet-Mars. No, no reason at all, except that she has to leave home-probably forever? Can she take her dog, Scram? She’s slightly scared and severely smart. But is that enough to survive zero gravity? Loneliness? The long trip? The responsibilities? And what will she find? Who, if anyone, will she meet? Will she grow up? Get married? Have little Martian kids? Columbia’s sense of duty to take this awesome journey to become THE FIRST GIRL COLONIST ON MARS!
Great gift for the brave girls you know and love!
The charming illustrations were done by Blakeley Knox, a Savannah College of Art and Design student. She really captures Columbia’s enthusiasm for the trek!
Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 1
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 182115
Lexile Measure: 700
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40