Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Racing the Moon by Alan Armstrong

Let's take a trip back to 1947 and follow the story of two children who not only look at the stars in the sky, but plan to visit them...

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Alex and her brother, Chuck, are totally fascinated by the idea of going into space.  They've even created a tree house that mimics a satellite and they go through the motions and pretend they are traveling.  Chuck is older, but he's no less determined to get into space travel.

When they get a new neighbor, Alex goes to sell her plants and get some spare spending money.  She gets more than that.  The new neighbor has worked on rockets and is currently helping create food that can be eaten in space.

This story is set in a simpler time, but the story itself stretches out into the future.  Alex and Chuck meet some important people and develop opportunities for the future that most children in that era wouldn't have even dreamed about.  

Do you have a child that is watching the Rover and wondering what it would be like in space?  I bet they'd enjoy this story.  It's also a good general adventure for all readers.  Check it out and see what you think.

Happy reading.

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