Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man

Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man


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*Junior Library Guild Selection 2017*

A unanimous selection to the 2018 Maverick Graphic Novel List!

This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.

When the Earth disappears behind the moon, Collins loses contact with his fellow astronauts on the moon’s surface, with mission control at NASA, and with the entire human race, becoming more alone than any human being has ever been before. In total isolation for 21 hours, Collins awaits word that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have managed to launch their moon lander successfully to return to the orbiter—a feat never accomplished before and rendered more problematic by the fuel burn of their difficult landing. In this singularly lonely and dramatic setting, Collins reviews the politics, science, and engineering that propelled the Apollo 11 mission across 239,000 miles of space to the moon.

Fountas & Pinnell Text Level U

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884487593
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 440,918
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Alex Irvine (Portland, ME) has written more than thirty books, both original fiction and licensed work for Marvel, Hasbro, Warner Brothers, Fox, Blizzard, Legendary, and other international entertainment companies. He has also written comics (Daredevil Noir, Iron Man: Rapture, Hellstorm, Son of Satan: Equinox), games, and animation. The three games he’s currently writing—Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel War of Heroes, and Marvel PuzzleQuest—have together reached more than 75 million players.

Ben Bishop (Portland,ME) is a comic creator who wrote, illustrated,and self-published his first book, the graphic novel Nathan the Caveman,in 2008. In 2011 he provided the illustrations for the award-winning book The Lost Trail, a graphic novel retelling of the famous Donn Fendler story Lost on a Mountain in Maine. Most recently Ben illustrated a short story for Archaia’s The Reason for Dragons and provided cover artwork for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

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