Mary Jo Edwards
The Rolling Stonesby Robert A. Heinlein
What began as a simple business expedition to Mars soon mushroomed into a
When the Stone twins made up their minds to leave Lunar City in a secondhand spaceship, they hadn't planned on having their whole family accompany them. But the Stones were not your ordinary Lunar family no way! and their voyage through the solar system sure proved it.
What began as a simple business expedition to Mars soon mushroomed into a dangerous situation when Grandma Stone was lost in space. Then, just when everything seemed to be getting better, a Martian flatcat came aboard and fouled up the works.
But the real trouble didn't get underway until the Stones headed for the asteroid belt to take up a mining proposition they, somehow, couldn't refuse . . .
Mary Jo Edwards
- Random House Publishing Group
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- 4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.72(d)
Meet the Author
Robert A. Heinlein was greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels haveen translated into every literate language on the globe-over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then goneon to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary Stranger in a Strange Land was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on ,every new Heinlein novel made the New York Times best-sellers list and shipped a million copies, including The Number of the Beast, Friday, Job: A Comedy of Justice, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset. In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein is science fiction.
- Date of Birth:
- July 7, 1907
- Date of Death:
- May 8, 1988
- Place of Birth:
- Butler, Missouri
- Place of Death:
- Carmel, California
- Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic
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The Stone family of seven consists of a grandma, two parents, three sons and one daughter living on the moon. The middle kids, teen twins Castor and Pollux, are tired of their bossy older sister and their nosy younger brother. They decide to make money as independent space traders by buying a vessel and flying to the Asteroids. Dad says no insisting they go to an earth bound school and get an education; but Grandma Hazel supports their daring scheme with one annoying (at least to the twins) modification; the magnificent seven band together on this solar system venture.
The entire family leaves their moon based home for Mars and beyond. The septet continually argues and has spats, but come together when emergencies arise. For instance the twins almost fail to leave Mars as they break the law angering the Martians when they tried to skip out on the import tax after selling bikes; Grandma Hazel saves their respective butts. When they reach the Asteroid Belt, Grandmother Hazel and the youngest Lowell vanish. The remaining Stones in a frenzy search for the missing pair.
This exciting middle school science fiction focuses on the family who fly the solar system together stay together. The seven Stones are each fully developed with unique characteristics. Their escapdes at their lunar home, on Mars, and the Asteroid Belt make for a fun trip through space. Young adult fans will get plenty of satisfaction from the reprint of Robert A. Heinlein¿s ROLLING STONES.
5 Stars are not enough.
I first read this book in the late 60's. Probably 5th or 6th grade. With the Apollo missions going on still I felt that by the time I graduated from High School we would be living on the moon and I would be an going to college in space. Of course that was not the case but this story reminds me of the dream and looks back at a time when people looked out for each other and enjoyed life to its fullest. Not as dated as I would have thought but the technology is nothing like we have today. Spooling voice and sending it to the radio drama network...very early 50's not even TV. I enjoyed reading this again. Similar to what John Varley has done with the Red planet books...it makes you want to get up and go...into space.
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