Friday, June 7, 2019

Fact Friday: Rocket to the Moon by Don Brown

Image: Abrams

Rocket to the Moon by Don Brown. 132 p. Big Ideas That Changed the World Series #1. Amulet Books/ Abrams, March, 2019. 9781419734045. (Review of finished purchased copy.)

Fact Friday features Rocket to the Moon by Don Brown. Borrowing from the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, Rocket to the Moon is narrated by Rodman Law an aviation daredevil and arguably the first man to fly in a rocket. He covers the history of rocketry from ancient China through the moon landing in 1969 - the highs and lows, warts and all. It wasn't all noble and heroic. 

The art is gorgeous. The palette is appropriately muted, save for the brilliant red of the odd explosions. It's predominantly black, white and gray tones. Plentiful back matter consists of a timeline, a note on Rodman Law, chapter notes, an extensive bibliography an Author's Note and an index. 

A promising start to a new series. No graphic novel collection would be complete without Rocket to the Moon. I can't wait to see which "big idea" is next! 

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