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Balloon to the Moon

Gill Arbuthnott Chris Nielsen



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Egmont Books
01 July 2019
Long before anyone had designed a rocket, the Montgolfier brothers w ere making hot air balloons. In October 1783, they became the first people to experience controlled flight. Balloon to the Moon starts there and leads to Neil Armstrong's 'small step' and beyond. But w hy stop there? Learn about the great innovations of the past, then get ready for BLAST OFF into an unknow n but exciting future.
By:   Gill Arbuthnott
Illustrated by:   Chris Nielsen
Imprint:   Egmont Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 308mm,  Width: 243mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   755g
ISBN:   9781787413542
ISBN 10:   1787413543
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

Christopher Nielsen Christopher Nielsen's weathered surfaces take inspiration from vintage design. Tin toys, Mexican wrestlers, Route 66, Matchboxes, Medical Charts and Indian Goddesses all jostle for attention amongst the flotsam and jetsam in his flip-top head. These scratchy retro images have been adopted by wineries, zoo's, radio stations and fish mongers from around the globe. He toils by lamplight in a warehouse studio in Surry Hills, Sydney surrounded by Pez dispensers, Chinese masks and several other odd illustrators. Christopher's work has been acknowledged by The AGDA Awards, 3x3, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society Of Illustrators NY, Luerzers Archive, Hotshop Awards and The Creative Annual. He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Illustrators Australia Awards.

Reviews for Balloon to the Moon

It's a fantastic introduction to science and exploration which is accessible to a wide age range. * Big Issue North *

  • Winner of British Book Design & Production Award.

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