ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 27, 2019
Balloon to the Moon
By (author) Gill Arbuthnott; Illustrated by Chris Nielsen
THE STORY OF THE HUMAN JOURNEY TO SPACELong 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.
Gill Arbuthnott (Author)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.Chris Nielsen (Illustrator)Christopher Nielsen is an award-winning Sydney based illustrator. His work flows from a love of vintage design. Tin toys, Mexican wrestlers, Matchboxes, Medical Charts and Indian Goddesses all jostle for attention amongst the flotsam and jetsam in his flip-top head.His images have been adopted by wineries, zoos, department stores, radio stations and fish mongers around the globe. When he’s not making images or raising children he can be found on stage with his band The Ramalamas.