Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2012
The year's best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- Air & Space magazine, November 2012
172 Hours on the Moon
by Johan Harstad, translated from the Norwegian by Tara F. Chace.
Little, Brown, 2012. 358 pp., $17.99.
NASA returns to the moon in 2019, and to stir up public interest, three teenagers (from Norway, Japan, and France) are selected to travel along with the crew for a week-long trip to the lunar surface. Unfortunately, things aren’t what they seem, and the terror begins shortly after their arrival at the long-abandoned DARLAH 2 moonbase. (Harstad’s science fiction/horror novel, first released in Norway in 2008, won Norway’s Brage Prize for children’s literature.) Ages 12–up.