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Balloon to the Moon

Written by Gill Arbuthnott

Illustrated by Chris Nielsen

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The Story of the Human Journey into Space

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021

This year sees the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, so interest in space exploration will be particularly high. Handsomely illustrated with Chris Nielsen’s bold retro images, and packed with information, Balloon to the Moon will answer all the questions any potential astronauts might pose. It covers the entire spectrum, from mankind’s first attempts to get off the ground via balloons in the 1700s to the space race as it developed in the 50s, 60s and 70s, with revealing descriptions of the personalities involved as well as the technology. It all makes for a fascinating story, and one that will appeal to readers of all kinds. Concluding with a page on space careers and the future of humankind’s exploration of our universe this is a book to inform and inspire.

Andrea Reece

Balloon to the Moon Synopsis

Long before anyone had designed a rocket, the Montgolfier brothers were making hot air balloons. In October 1783, they became the first people to experience controlled flight. Balloon to the Moon starts there and leads to Neil Armstrong's 'small step' and beyond. But why stop there?

Learn about the great innovations of the past, then get ready for BLAST OFF into an unknown but exciting future.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781787417748
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781787413542
Publication date: 27/06/2019
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787417748
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Gill Arbuthnott
Illustrator: Chris Nielsen
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fascinating Facts, Science, Space

About Gill Arbuthnott

Gill Arbuthnott lives in Edinburgh and has been a published author since 2003. She writes fiction and non-fiction and reckons that being a children's author is probably the best job in the world. Her recent books Dark Spell, Beneath and What Makes You You? have been shortlisted for major UK book awards. A former science teacher, she loves mixing scientific fact with wonderful anecdotes of people and places. GILL ARBUTHNOTT Q&A: What is the maddest thing you have ever done?Nothing very mad… I went once to buy a black kitten and came back with a deaf, one-eyed ...

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