Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 13
- Grade: 5 to 7
Undoubtedly, getting to Mars is not going to be easy. The voyagers will face extreme physical danger--from asteroids and massive Martian dust storms to erupting giant volcanoes. Could humans survive the Red Planet? Drawing on the latest scientific research, and delving into humankind's fascination with Mars, Jonathan Webb creates a lively picture of what a Mars expedition would be like--from life aboard a Mars habitation module, how the astronauts would explore the planet's surface, to their triumphant return to Earth.
About the author
Jonathan Webb is a journalist, editor and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His other titles for children include What's a Zoo Do? and Journey to Mars. He lives in Toronto, Ontario
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Non-Fiction
Journey to Mars: Quest for the Red PlanetFor centuries humans have been fascinated with Mars, and modern technology has increased our knowledge of the Red Planet immeasurably. Drawing on the latest scientific research, this book offers a lively picture of what a Mars expedition would be like — from life aboard a Mars habitation module and exploration of the planet’s surface to the triumphant return to Earth.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.