Being a mother to two young kids, one being a bit young for stories, I am always on the lookout for good books that I could read along with them. My five-year-old daughter is always fascinated by topics like space, planets, and astronauts. Her young, creative mind goes for a spin every time she is made aware of the possibilities. So, when I received the options for books to review, I was quick to select A Journey to Mars: Mangalyaan by Nikhil Gulati. I am extremely glad that I made that choice. The book succinctly describes India’s Mars mission to young readers. Illustrations by Ashwitha Jayakumar add to the beauty. It is ideally suited for 6–10-year-old children who can read independently.
November 2021, volume 45, No 11