"High stakes adventures on the moon!"
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8
Chris Bradford knows just how to write edge-of-your-seat adventures and Lunar is real thrill a minute stuff. In a not-too-distant future, Luna and her dad are living on the moon, where he is part of a team mining it for precious rocks and minerals. When a meteor crashes into the Hub, Luna is separated from her father and only narrowly avoids being crushed by crash debris. Stranded on the moon, totally alone, and with a limited supply of oxygen, she must find a way to get somewhere safe and also let the rest of the crew know she’s alive and needs rescuing.
The tension never drops below nerve-tingling, and cool-headed Luna is the kind of person we’d all like to be in a crisis – calm, determined and with a great line in dark humour. Her first-person narrative is also packed with science info about conditions on the moon and what living in a space station actually entails (nappies included). Written for dyslexia specialists Barrington Stoke it’s accessible to all, and there’s not a word wasted.