John Hare - "Field Trip to the Moon"

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
John Hare

Join us for an event featuring John Hare's book, Field Trip to the Moon accompanied by a rocket-making activity by educators from the Museum of Science and Industry.

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE (Please note that your RSVP is requested but not required.)

About the book: In the book, the rocket is a spaceship bus, taking kids on a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon! Once they land, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the moon’s surface and even Earth in the faraway distance.

One student takes a break to draw some pictures, falls asleep, and wakes up to discover that the rest of the class and the spaceship are gone. How the student passes the time waiting to be rescued makes for a funny and unexpected adventure that will enchant children all over the galaxy. With rich atmospheric art, John Hare’s wordless picture book invites children to imagine themselves in the story—a story full of surprises including some friendly space creatures.

About the author: John Hare is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and space nerd. Field Trip to the Moon is his first picture book for children. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri, with his wife and two children. Find out more at

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637