I Love You, Michael Collins

I Love You, Michael Collins

Lauren Baratz-Logsted / Sep 15, 2019

I Love You Michael Collins It s and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U S history men landing on the moon Ten year old Mamie s class is given an assignment to write letters to the a

  • Title: I Love You, Michael Collins
  • Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  • ISBN: 9780374303853
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S history men landing on the moon Ten year old Mamie s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts All the girls write to Neil Armstrong So cute and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin So cool Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who wiIt s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S history men landing on the moon Ten year old Mamie s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts All the girls write to Neil Armstrong So cute and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin So cool Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else s dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what s going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can t help but wonder Does no one stay with the ship any

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      • Lauren Baratz-Logsted

        Lauren grew up in Monroe, CT, where her father owned a drugstore at which her mother was the pharmacist She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she majored in psychology She also has what she calls her half Masters in English from Western Connecticut State University five courses down, another five to go someday.Throughout college, she worked semester breaks as a doughnut salesperson, a job that she swears gave her white lung disease from all the powdered sugar she breathed.Upon graduation, she began work at the venerable independent spacebookseller, now sadly defunct as such, Klein s of Westport There, she bought and sold for the better part of 11 years.In November 1994, Lauren left the bookstore to finally take a chance on herself as a writer Success did not happen over night Between 1994 and May 2002 when Red Dress Ink called with an offer to buy THE THIN PINK LINE Lauren worked as a book reviewer, a freelance editor and writer, and a window washer, making her arguably the only woman in the world who has ever both hosted a book signing party and washed the windows of the late best selling novelist Robert Ludlum.Since Red Dress Ink s call in 2002, Lauren has been kept very busy with writing novels and checking her ranking on a daily basis She still lives in Danbury, with her husband and daughter, where she has lived since 1991.In addition to writing, Lauren s daughter keeps her busy, accounting for the rest of her time.Lauren s favorite color is green.Lauren s favorite non cat animals are penguins.Lauren wants you to know that, however you are pronouncing her last name, you are probably pronouncing it wrong.


    1. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineMamie enjoys spending the summer of 1969 hanging out with her best friend and next door neighbor, Buster. They play with her cat, Campbell, watch television when they can, read in the cool basement, or more often, run around outside until dinner time. Mamie is enthralled with the upcoming NASA project, and has decided that she likes astronaut Michael Collins more than Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin, and continues her class project of writing a letter to an a [...]

    2. I was about the same age as Mamie when the first astronauts walked on the moon, so reading this book was a stroll down memory lane for me. Like Mamie's, my parents told us we had to play outside all day, every day, in the summer and I don't remember ever being bored. Mamie and her best friend and next-door neighbor Buster played together every day and spent a lot of time at the library learning everything they could about that summer's mission to the moon. Told in a series of letters to Michael [...]

    3. Thank you to School Library Journal for the ARC.I thought this book filled a previously empty niche of introducing kids to the moonlanding, which made it so fascinating. The suggested reading at the end pointing kids towards more period resources is a bonus. One of my favorite parts was the actions of Mamie's father and how the problem was resolved without the author resorting to divorce. (view spoiler)[I loved how he was a true man and pursued his wife when she ran away. And then they calmly fo [...]

    4. I really enjoyed this. As historical fiction for children goes, it was so refreshing to read a story that was tied to the specific time, with period details, and a historical event, that was not Colonial America. And I really liked how it was a part of the story. Regarding one aspect of the story: I think today's readers' minds will boggle at kids being left alone, and honestly even as a very lax parent I thought "wait, what? why is no one making sure someone is there?"I thought her feelings wer [...]

    5. What begins as a simple school assignment (write a letter to one of the moon landing astronauts) quickly becomes a young girl's coping mechanism for family drama.

    6. I loved it. I am also fascinated my the moon landing. The premise drew me right in. This is a great read. Mamie is a strong female character. I love the friendship she has with Buster and his enjoyment of Tang.

    7. 3 stars. Ah, letter writing, the social media of Mamie's day and one that didn't involve sharing the pouring out of your guts with the world. Unless, of course you are a character in a book. Yet I don't think it was Mamie sharing her day to day life--including family dysfunction--in this way was what threw me out of the story several times. We all need a way to vent on occasion and pouring out our confused emotions to a stranger, one we will never meet, can seem much "safer" than doing so with s [...]

    8. This one is a 3.5 for me. For those who think that teachers and their assignments have little impact outside of the classroom on their students, this book provides ready evidence to the contrary. After her teacher assigns the class to write to their favorite astronaut, ten-year-old Mamie decides to write to Michael Collins while the boys write to Buzz Aldrin and the girls write to Neil Armstrong. For reasons that will become evident over the course of the book, Mamie feels a strong connection to [...]

    9. I Love You, Michael Collins is a tender novel set in a richly detailed 1969 small town America, a time in which TV dinners were enticing fare, debates about who was the better Beatle raged, and the nation was captivated by the Space Race and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Mamie is the 10-year-old protagonist, the youngest of three sisters (including Eleanor and Bess, all of whom were named after the First Lady at the time of their birth). Her best friend is the boy next door, Buster, and the [...]

    10. You may not know it, but Michael Collins is an American Hero. When Apollo 11 went to space, he stayed with the ship while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took one small step for man. It all begins when Mrs. Collins asks her class to write letters to the three brave astronauts. Every boy in Mammie's class wants to become an astronaut when they grow up and all the girls want to marry one (except Mammie.) Mammie decides to write her letter to Michael Collins because no one else decided they would. S [...]

    11. It's ok to be differentKelas Mamie mendapat tugas untuk menulis surat kepada salah satu astronaut yang akan pergi ke bulan. Semua anak laki-laki menulis surat ke Buzz Aldrin, dan semua anak perempuan ke Neil Armstrong. Sedangkan Mamie malah ingin menulis surat ke Michael Collins yang tidak menginjakkan kaki ke bulan, tapi tetap berada di pesawat dan mengorbit. Seisi kelas menertawakannya. Ketika guru Mamie bertanya lagi apa cita-cita mereka, semua anak laki-laki menjawab ingin menjadi astronaut, [...]

    12. "DOESN'T ANYBODY STAY WITH THE SHIP ANYMORE?" - Favorite line!Very cute little historical fiction novel about friends and broken families and the Apollo 11 mission. I particularly enjoyed the framing device, as a one-sided epistolary novel, with all the letters written to the oft-forgotten third man on the Apollo 11 mission, Michael Collins, who stayed with the ship. It dragged a little at times and students who already know a lot about the Apollo missions will find some of the explanations tedi [...]

    13. Told in a series of letters to astronaut Michael Collins, this book shows the reader how a young girl deals with family, friends, as well as growing up. I enjoyed the voice of the POV character and found her to be lovable, however, at times I felt this was not a 10 year old speaking, but an older tween. Some of the ideas and thoughts she had seemed too old for a fourth-grader. Overall, I am happy I got to know Mamie and Buster and still have a smile on my face because the ending is so perfect. M [...]

    14. Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC!I read this book in a day, and my goodness is it adorable. This book is the story of Mamie, a young girl who has a school assignment wherein she must write letters to an astronaut. While every other kid in her grade selects Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin, Mamie selects Michael Collins, the man responsible for orbiting around the moon. Through a series of letters, Mamie pouring her heart and soul, sharing all her feelings to Michael Collins. Since this stor [...]

    15. With the impending historic walk on the moon, students in ten-year-old Mamie’s class are given the assignment to write to one of the U.S. astronauts on this mission. With all the other students picking Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, Mamie makes a split-second decision to pick Michael Collins, who will be staying with the ship. When school is out for the summer she continues to correspond with him, telling him about her life and what is happening in her family. As the situation in her family a [...]

    16. On the last day of school, Mamie's sixth grade class is given the assignment to write a letter to one of the three astronaut's going to the moon that summer. Everyone else picks either Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin, but Mamie picks Michael Collins, because to her he is "the best one." Although school is out for the summer, she continues to write him letters, talking about her home life which seems to be falling apart. Her mother is fed up with her father and leaves. Her father goes after her mot [...]

    17. Mamie starts writing to astronaut Michael Collins as a class assignment but continues her letters to him as the Apollo 11 Moon walk mission takes place. Her own life is experiencing a major upheaval and Mamie's struggle to understand her family's relationships and her own strengths and growing awareness of the world are revealed in the letters.The real strength of this sweet book is the nuanced portrayal of characters and relationships. Mamie's voice is well crafted and her growing understanding [...]

    18. 2017-12 - I Love You, Michael Collins. Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Author) 2017. 240 Pages. Euphemia picked this up at the library because it has a Saturn V on the back and an Apollo Command Module on the front. She sat down one day and started reading she finished this book and made a point of finishing it in one day. She then told me to read it. That I would like it. She was right. It was a very good book. A work of fiction built around a real life journey. I cried openly at the end, moved by its s [...]

    19. Bagus, sebenarnya mau saya beri 4 bintang tetapi (view spoiler)[permasalah keluarganya rasanya antiklimaks (hide spoiler)]. Tetapi syukurlah semua baik-baik saja.Sama seperti Mamie, saya juga tidak tahu siapa itu Michael Collins (atau mungkin sudah lupa). Semua karakter di novel ini (kecuali Mamie dan Buster) mengidolakan Neil Amstrong dan Buzz Aldrin. Walaupun tidak mengidolakan kedua nama tersebut, kedua nama itu familiar di pikiran saya. Beda dengan Michael Collins hehe. Jadi, terima kasih pa [...]

    20. I thought Lauren Baratz-Logsted's glimpse into the summer of 1969 from a ten year old girl's view point was well done. The letter format works well in this situation and allows the main character, Mamie to express all of her feelings and experiences without worrying too much about being judged. With an astronaut as a confidant, Mamie is able to survive her family being turned upside down, and even being left on her own. I think many children will enjoy the book, especially if they can look to th [...]

    21. I really liked this book. It will be a lovely read for my ten-year-old daughter. I think I'll save it and give it to her to read at the start of summer (since the events of the story all take place during the summer of 1969). This book really did a great job of capturing the excitement of what it must have been like to follow Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins as they set out to be the first men to make it to the moon. And while not delving too deeply into those topics, it does give [...]

    22. A school assignment to write to one of the three astronauts going to the moon in 1969 becomes more to ten-year-old Mamie (named for a First Lady) as she continues to tell him the details of her life. They include her relationship with her best friend, Buster; her parents' troubled marriage; and her indifferent seeming older sisters. Mamie knows Michael Collins must stay with the ship, and she relates this to herself when the people in her life seem to be abandoning her and literally do the day t [...]

    23. When 10-year-old Mamie's class is assigned to write letters to the Apollo 11 astronauts who are about to launch their rocket to the moon, Mamie is the only one who chooses Michael Collins. This epistolary novel is told through her letters to the astronaut on that expedition who didn't walk on the moon because his job was to stay with the spaceship. Mamie continues to write to Collins after school ends, telling him about Buster, her neighbor and best friend, about her two older sisters, and about [...]

    24. This book would make SUCH a great pick for a book club. There is so much to unpack within the novel. Discussions could revolve around historical fiction, the space race, popularity, family (separation/siblings), friendship, responsibility, and much more. Poor Mamie's family desert her and leave her home by herself, each thinking someone else will take responsibility and look after her. This occurs during the momentous time of the moon landing. Mamie's story is paralleled with her newfound hero, [...]

    25. This was a really enjoyable read. I thought the author did a great job of creating an intimate and personal story through the lens of a young girl writing letters to an astronaut she admires. The ending was a fun and delightful surprise too! While it's set around the time of landing o the moon, that element feels more like a framing detail that sets the scene than a fleshed out historical twist to the story - while it works I also would've like some more cultural and factual parts in the story.

    26. I really enjoyed this. As historical fiction for children goes, it was so refreshing to read a story that was tied to the specific time, with period details, and a historical event, that was not Colonial America. And I really liked how it was a part of the story. Regarding one aspect of the story: I think today's readers' minds will boggle at kids being left alone, and honestly even as a very lax parent I thought "wait, what? why is no one making sure someone is there?"I thought her feelings wer [...]

    27. While I enjoyed the story about Mamie and her family's problems as well as her friendship with Buster, I did not find her letters to be believable. I felt that her written voice frequently sounded much older than that of an 10-year-old child, both grammatically as well as the content presented. Nevertheless, the descriptions of Apollo 11, from liftoff, moonwalk, to reentry, is accurately portrayed and brought back my memories of watching these events on TV.

    28. I probably would have liked I Love You, Michael Collins more if I was interested in the space program. But I'm not, so all the details about the Apollo 11 and the astronauts and walking on the moon, I just wasn't into all that. The parts I did like we're the details about Mamie's life, her family, her cat, and her best friend Buster. Mamie and Buster are lucky to have each other, and I'd like to believe their friendship remains strong through high school and into adulthood.

    29. 4.5 stars. I really, really liked this book. The letter writing style was a neat format for this story. I adored Mamie and feel like I know her. I never gave Michael Collins much thought but now I plan to try to learn more about him. This was a great story about Apollo 11's trip and I know the students at school will be lined up for this book. Can't wait to share at school and suggest to teachers to make this a classroom read aloud.

    30. Thank you to SLJ for this ARC"If we can do this, if we can put a man on the moon, then there's more than just the black-and-white, the two paths those kids see. If we can do this, the sky's the limit. No, scratch that, because obviously that's not a limit anymore-you all broke that limit! If we can do this, then anyone can do anything." I Love You, Micheal Collins -page 219

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