Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 (Lost #2)
Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again.
From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time.
Complete with information both about the mission and the people on Earth who were helping and/or their families worrying, this book captures the danger and the amazing resilience of the human spirit. Quite a bit of the book follows Barbara, the daughter of one of the astronauts on the mission who was 16 at the time. This adds an element of relatability to the young reader and a new perspective from what we usually hear. This mission is truly incredible, full of ingenuity and hope.
What I loved: The narrative style of the writing brings history to life for young readers who will easily devour this book. The mission and the devastation and hope around the journey back to Earth are beautifully captured in this book, making it an engaging and thrilling read. With images of the shuttle, Earth, and the individuals described, the book is composed perfectly to bring the story to life for the reader.
Final verdict: Absolutely thrilling and enthralling, this is a fascinating read that will capture young readers' hearts and minds in the telling. With thoughtfully chosen images and narrative text, the Apollo 13 mission and its trials and triumphs are captured for a new generation.