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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Video: Author's first children's book launched into space
native and middle school author/teacher Joseph Gutiz literally
launched his first children's novel into space recently using a
weather balloon, a GoPro camera and a GPS satellite-tracking device.
wanted to do something different for the launching of his children's
novel, The Adventures of Chubby Cheeks: The Pro Quest. His out of the
box idea turned out to be a success as he was able to retrieve the
video with all of its footage 80 miles into the Mojave Desert, from
where it was launched.
Adventures of Chubby Cheeks: The Pro Quest is a novel for ages 8-13,
but can be a good read for adults as well. This urban novel brings
awareness to the various common issues that plague today's youth.
Diverse characters are featured in a well-plotted story that
eventually leads to an inspirational Venice Beach skateboarding
competition between his bullies and his group of friends. Follow
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