Rocket Genius by Charles Spain Verral

Rocket Genius

By Charles Spain Verral
Level 6

On March 16, 1926, history was made, for this was the day that Dr. Robert Goddard successfully tested the world’s first liquid-fuel rocket. Now, Dr. Goddard is well known as the father of the space age; his work paved the way for all space exploration that came after. But before this remarkable achievement, he was just a boy with an impossible dream. Young Bob was raised by loving parents who supported his many interests, but he was not taken seriously by the scientific community or the newspapers that mocked his wild idea. However, Bob refused to give up because he knew he was on the verge of an important discovery, one that would allow humankind to venture out into the vast universe beyond our earth.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 4 Course.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Period 20th Century, 1900s, early 1900s
Genre Biography
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