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Survival in Space The Apollo 13 Mission

Written by David Long

Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

Part of the Incredible True Stories Series

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A dramatic retelling of the most famous space survival story

May 2020 Non-Fiction Book of the Month | Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

It’s exactly fifty years since the infamous Apollo 13 space mission took off for the moon. For any young person who doesn’t know what happened – and indeed for those that do too – David Long’s retelling will keep them on the edge of their seats, awed by the challenges of space travel, and by the ingenuity and determination of those who work in it. Survival in Space describes with just the right level of detail, how a broken electrical wire led to the explosion that left astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise stranded 200,000 miles from home, and how they and the team on earth worked to engineer their eventual successful return. In Barrington Stoke style, this is accessible to all readers, including those with dyslexia, but is without any trace of simplification. David Long has a great track record in non-fiction and this will be another firm favourite.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Andrea Reece

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Survival in Space The Apollo 13 Mission Synopsis

Award-winning children's non-fiction writer David Long takes you on a journey out of this world, in Survival in Space, The Apollo 13 Mission. A dramatic retelling of one of history's most famous space missions, publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s fateful launch. David Long is an expert on NASA and space travel - and he has even shaken hands with two of the men who walked on the moon!

April 1970: Apollo 13 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should have been the third manned Apollo mission to land on the moon. But when an explosion on board damaged the spacecraft, it became a perilous and near-impossible fight for survival. The crew on board travelled further into space than any other humans before them ...

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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ISBN: 9781781129388
Publication date: 09/04/2020
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781129388
Publication date: 9th April 2020
Author: David Long
Illustrator: Stefano Tambellini
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 88 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Science, Space
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Star Books
Collections: Our favourite children's books of 2020,
Other Categories: Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+

About David Long

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.

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