Space Race (Paperback)

By Cel Welsh, K. L. Jones (Illustrator)

Campfire, 9789380028620, 64pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011



A substance from Earth that would carry man into space...
How did charcoal, one of the key ingredients in gunpowder, alter the course of warfare and make it possible for us to build giant structures in space? This question, and many more like it, are answered in this thrilling historical story.
Join Chet Riley and his grandfather as they relive the story of the Space Race -- an event that was contested by the two greatest powers on Earth, and involved some of the most brilliant and inventive minds the world has ever seen.
From gunpowder in ancient China, to inventions in Russia and the United States of America, the story of the Space Race is one that takes the reader all over the world... and beyond
Suitable for readers of all ages, Space Race combines beautiful artwork and a gripping story.

About the Author

Christopher Welsh is an American freelance writer who owes comic books a great deal. Through comics he learnt a lot about heroism, literature, storytelling, and writing. Beginning with writing short stories of all kinds, Christopher become a full-time writer in 2005. He utilised the Internet to find clients in Russia, England, Germany, and Canada. When the opportunity came along to write graphic novels for Campfire, India was added to the list. Christopher has worked all over the world, without leaving his home in Orlando, Florida. He is currently working on his first novel and, of course, his next graphic novel from Campfire.

Praise For Space Race

"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)