One Giant Leap

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$12.99  $12.08
Crescent Vista Press
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.68 inches | 0.73 pounds

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About the Author
Ben Gartner is the award-winning author of adventure books for middle graders. His stories take readers for a thrilling ride, maybe even teaching them something on the journey. Ben can be found living and writing near the mountains with his wife and two boys. More info at

"One Giant Leap provides a vivid first-person account of space travel in all its terrifying glory precisely because it comes from someone who hasn't yet learned how to filter his unabashed wonderment.This exciting science fiction adventure is geared to readers looking to push their boundaries." -BookLife by Publishers Weekly, EDITOR'S PICK

"A pulse-pounding rocket ride! Fin Scott is totally stoked to win a ride to be one of the first kids in space, but when stray space junk cripples the International Space Station, it's up to him and the other kids on the mission to save the adults trapped there before it's incinerated in the Earth's atmosphere. With Gartner's trademark cinematic writing that makes you feel like you're right there in the middle of the action, mixed with humor and heart, kids will love this adventure! And just try reading that first chapter without being caught in the story's gravitational pull!" -Sam Subity, author of The Last Shadow Warrior

"Another great book from Ben Gartner. This book is a heart-pounding, zero-G adventure, with kids who save the day, and a few mysteries thrown in for good measure. It's like Gravity meets Space Case. I couldn't stop reading!" -Adam Perry, author of Ghosts Come Rising

"Smart, fast-paced, and an absolute must for anyone who dreams of space. STEM fans, take note! This thrillride is for you!" -Katie Slivensky, author of The Countdown Conspiracy

"Ben Gartner is the master of middle-grade voice, and he has truly stepped up his game with ONE GIANT LEAP. I was instantly hooked, and grinning at the one-liners and smart observations of Fin Scott and the kids on this fast-paced space adventure. It's the perfect blend of action, visual storytelling, and mystery that's sure to appeal to reluctant readers. Get lost in space with ONE GIANT LEAP-you don't want to miss this book!" -Fleur Bradley, award-winning author of Midnight at the Barclay Hotel and Daybreak on Raven Island

"An excellent, STEM-focused narrative that will inspire middle grade readers with moments of true emotion and self-realization that anchor the story in the complicated realities of adolescence." -Mary Lanni, reviewer for School Library Journal