Alf Red's Broccoli Rocket

Alf Red's Broccoli Rocket

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Alf Red builds a marvellous rocket from broccoli, corn chips and Parmesan cheese. But when his little brother steals the rocket and crash lands on the moon Alf isn't sure how he is going to rescue him.
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  • Paperback
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 014350472X
  • 9780143504726

About Simon Clearwater

Simon Clearwater is a primary school teacher who lives in Mapua with his wife and two young children. This book was inspired by resourceful children with wild imaginations, and the fantastic voyages found in science fiction literature. Illustrator Andrew Dopheide grew up among the trees, wetas and possums of West Auckland. He has always been interested in drawing, photography and art, as well as nature and science. He has studied design, film-making and science, and is a keen tramper and an occasional snowboarder and volcano climber. He has traveled fairly widely to parts of Southeast Asia, Europe, West Africa, and New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands, and has lived in Dunedin, South Korea and California. He currently lives in Auckland, where he works as a science researcher doing difficult things involving molecular biology and microbial ecology, writing research papers, and also using photography, digital imaging and computer animation to produce illustrations of scientific processes.
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