Synopsis

In the Young Readers Edition of The Martian:

Classroom-appropriate language
Discussion questions and activities
Q&A with Andy Weir

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. Damaged machinery, the unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit, he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

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Del Rey

Del Rey

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Book information

ISBN: 9781785034671
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Del Rey
Pub date:
Edition: |Paperback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 81
Number of pages: 369
Weight: 280g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 29mm