|Book Title||Mission Control to Mars|
|Author||Lieber (Gavant) C.B.|
|Leveled Reading||Level T / Grade 5|
At least half the class had their eyes fixed on him. Effy swallowed hard, feeling like a goldfish in a tank full of piranhas.
Eleven-year-old Effy Biderman has lived most of his life on Phobos Base, a plastic bubble that houses families and scientists living on Mars. When his parents decide it’s time for him and his sister Chevy to start school back on Earth, they board the spaceplane, traveling over 30 million miles in two weeks.
Then, on a visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center with his grandfather, Effy’s shocked to discover a meteoroid speeding toward Mars. He tries to warn the scientists, but no one believes him. What will happen to his family and his home on Phobos Base? Will someone help Effy in his quest to save Mars before it’s too late?
In this fun, fast-paced adventure, popular children’s writer C. B. Gavant takes readers on an unusual journey through space. Mission Control to Mars is a story of determination and drive — and one boy’s will to reach for the stars.