Fifth-grader Gregory Noonan, obsessed with outer space, focuses on astronaut Scott Carpenter's 1962 triple orbit of the Earth in this audacious, exhilarating novel.
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"Done with precision, lightness, and, overwhelmingly, a sense of irony. Mr. Mallon . . . has applied his talent for scrupulous historical research to make what amounts to a gift-wrapped time capsule."-THE NEW YORKER -- ReviewSee all Editorial Reviews