Lindsay Lackey presents 'Farther Than the Moon'

A heartfelt story about a boy who wants to become an astronaut, but wonders if his dreams can include his brother with disabilities, perfect for fans of We Dream of Space and Song for a Whale.


Third Place Books welcomes Lindsay Lackey to our Ravenna store! Lackey will be discussing her new middle grade novel, Farther Than the Moon. This event is free and open to the public.

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About Farther Than the Moon. . .

All thirteen-year-old Houston Stewart has ever wanted is to become an astronaut. His dreams feel like they're finally coming true when he's accepted to the highly-competitive Junior Astronaut Recruitment Program – if only he could bring his little brother, Robbie, with him.

Ever since their dad left, Houston and Robbie have been inseparable. It's hard to tell where Houston's love of space ends and where Robbie's begins. But Robbie's cerebral palsy and epilepsy mean he needs medical attention at home, so Houston is forced to take this giant leap for the two of them all on his own.

At camp, Houston is quickly drawn into the orbit of new friends, cosmic adventures, and a long-lost grandfather. But as Houston struggles to meet the program's rigorous demands, he’s forced to reckon with the truth that Robbie may never visit space like the brothers have always hoped. But Houston is determined to honor Robbie’s dream, even if it seems like an impossible mission. So, like a good astronaut, he dares to make a new plan — one that shoots for the stars.


Praise for Farther Than the Moon. . .

"A memorable story about rebuilding when plans blow up."
Lynne Kelly, author of Song For a Whale

"A powerful meditation on family, the importance of inclusiveness, and how we’re all in this universe together."
Katherine Marsh, author of Nowhere Boy and The Lost Year

“A treat for the mind and a balm for the soul.”
Sarah Allen, author of What Stars Are Made Of

“Will grip any reader who cheers for the seemingly impossible.”
Gary D. SchmidtNewbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist

“A page-turner and an absolute joy to read."
Hayley Arceneaux, Inspiration4 astronaut, author, speaker

Lindsay Lackey did not want to be an astronaut when she grew up. However, she did want to be either a Supreme Court Justice or an author. Her debut novel, All the Impossible Things, made one of those dreams come true, and was named a Best Book of 2019 by the New York Public Library, the Denver Library, and Children’s Book Review. While conducting research for her second novel, Farther Than the Moon, Lindsay fell in love with space and NASA history. She no longer wants to be a Supreme Court Justice, but if NASA wants to send a children’s book author to space, she will happily volunteer.

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