Monday, September 12, 2011

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Wrapped in Foil.

My selection is "You Are the First Kid on Mars" by Patrick O'Brien.

Written in the second person, O'Brien's book quickly immerses young readers in their personal trip to Mars.  The four-month long trip covers every aspect of the voyage from leaving Earth to taking up residence in a Mars research colony.  The young traveler explores the red planet's incredible landscape and observes scientists at work before it's time to board a rocket for the return trip home. 

Digital photgraph-like art gives the reader a visually stunning sense of the journey and the environment.  Readers will find it hard to believe that they can't make the trip just yet, but they will have no trouble imagining that such an event could easily be in their future. 


Roberta said...

I have seen this on and it is a fabulous way to stretch a child's imagination.

Ms. Yingling said...

I've been looking for more interesting nonfiction and will definitely read this one!

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