'A touching recollection, evocatively illustrated, of a child's-eye view of the moon and the excitement and wonder he felt when the first moon landing took place.' Guardian 'It is back to July 16 1969 for Mark Haddon's The Sea of Tranquility. Apollo II's giant leap for mankind is re-lived through the wondering imagination of a small boy and Christian Birmingham's dream-like celestial pastels. 'Financial Times 'The deliciously enchanting text is complemented by Christian Birmingham's exquisite pastel illustrations, which capture the awe and mystery that the moon had for this small boy.' Books for Keeps The extraordinary dream quality of the illustrations ... give this book a real feel of awe and wonder. A terrific book...' Junior Education
Mark Haddon is best known for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. He lives in Oxford with his wife and two sons.