The Race to Space (Hardcover)

From Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond...

By Clive Gifford, Paul Daviz (Illustrator)

words & pictures, 9781786038906, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2019

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on July 20th 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn about the neck-and-neck race between the two superpowers, through an illustrated story of the rivalry that gripped the world. From Russia's first satellite, Sputnik, to Neil Armstrong planting a U.S. a flag on the moon, discover the events that unfolded through amazing nostalgic illustrations and engaging text. Explore, too, how these two space agencies now work together, and how the monumental achievements of the space race have created world-changing technology that we all use and benefit from today.


About the Author

Clive Gifford has traveled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots, and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and has received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian, and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colors of History (QEB). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. 

Paul Daviz is a Blackburn-born illustrator whose style is characterized by big, bold shapes, sweeping lines, strong colors, hints of texture, and plenty of fun. His influences include Soviet matchbox covers and 1970s cinema advertising. After studying graphic design and working as a storyboard visualizer for TV ads, packaging, and print campaigns, Paul moved to freelance illustration, producing work for numerous and diverse clients, including Chanel 4, The Daily Telegraph, HarperCollins, BMW, Ravensburger, and Royal Mail.



Praise For The Race to Space: From Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond...

"Daviz’s schematic, retro-futuristic illustrations brighten each page with stylized snapshots of groundbreaking moments."
- Publishers Weekly