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Lucky 13: Survival in Space Hardcover – October 1, 2008
From School Library Journal
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I highly recommend this title and plan to purchase other titles in the future!
As many young boys in the 1930s dreamed of outer space. Jim Lovell read about it too and dreamed that he too might be one of the lucky ones who would be a space traveler. Now his main focus was saving his crew and getting back to Earth. The ship was badly damaged and the Lunar Module, a lightweight, delicate craft, was now their "lifeboat." Fred was becoming ill and the crucial calculations that could mean the difference between life and death were being worked out by Jim . . . with a pencil and paper. Would they make it back to Earth? Is the number thirteen really that unlucky?
The art work in this book is very realistic and stunning. The sidebars in this book give detailed, scientific explanation of the flight. The print in these is quite small and a lot of information is packed in each one. If you have a space flight fanatic (or are one yourself) I might like to recommend "Moonshot: the Flight of Apollo 11" and if you don't already have it, the Apollo 13 movie starring Tom Hanks. Get ready to count down for some fun!