May's Moon: Fortis Mission
Sabotage, theft and a shocking discovery threaten teenager Michael May’s mission to the moon.
Fifteen-year-old Michael May makes history as the first child in space and part of a crew to the far side of the moon. However, from the moment he docks at the International Space Station, things change...
Theft, sabotage, and a shocking discovery threaten Michael May's mission to the moon and force him to act. If he can’t find the answers, the mission will fail.
May's Moon: Fortis Mission is the second instalment in the May's Moon trilogy.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. ...I really enjoyed Michael's journey through the trials of CMP (Children's Moon Mission) to try for the spot of being the first child in space. This book was fun, interesting, and kept you wanting to figure out what would happen next! I read this really quickly because I wanted to find out who would make it to the final selection process for CMP. This book had so many interesting facts about space and space travel as well, which is something I really enjoyed. I like being able to learn something from a book and will happily share this book with the children in my life. If you know a child that is interested in anything space-related, then this book is definitely for them! It is such a fun way to put a story to your dreams. ~ Isabelle Wagner (Reviewer) , NetGalley
I was given a book mark at whsmiths asking me to review your books: put it this way. WOW! What a great storyline and the amount of suspense was incredible. I got given book two May's Moon: Fortis Mission and that was even better than number one. CANNOT wait for book three.#totalissgeek #spacerocks ~ Seth B - Age 11
Review #1: Review by Gail Kamer Reviewed By: Gail Kamer Review Rating: 4 Stars Reviewed By Gail Kamer for Readers’ Favorite In S. Y. Palmer’s May’s Moon: Fortis Mission, teens are traveling to the moon! Michael May is a fifteen-year-old astronaut aboard a ship headed to the International Space Station. How cool is that? And to top it off, he’s going to be on the mission gathering artifacts from the moon. This is his dream come true. However, things are a bit bumpy with important scientific experiments being sabotaged, equipment being tampered with, and maybe the entire mission becoming a failure. What’s behind all this? It has to be one of the other members aboard the ISS, right? But who? You’ll have to read the book to find out, won’t you! S. Y. Palmer’s May’s Moon: Fortis Mission is chock full of excitement, suspense, and wonder, and provides a great connection to scientific information. Many of us have gone outside and watched the ISS travel through the skies. This story gives that extra connection by providing the reader with believable day to day life segments of what it’s like to be on board. I found this both a fun and educational read. As a matter of fact, as a retired teacher, I recommend it in the classroom setting. There are many opportunities for teaching, drawing conclusions and making predictions, especially for the “who done it” portion. It’s also another great resource for teachers to use during their units on space. A great opportunity to expand on classroom knowledge with May’s Moon. The various internet connections to the ISS make this book an invaluable teaching resource. ~ Gail Kamer, Reader's Favorite (https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/fortis-mission)
May’s Moon: Fortis Mission I was extremely excited to hear when May’s Moon Fortis Mission was out as a sequel to May’s Moon, continuing Michael’s amazing journey to become the first child in space. The book starts as Michael is strapped in, ready to start the mission which was being built up to in the first book. Once Michael arrives in space, all goes well until the appearance of an old rival; which adds a lot of suspense! I really enjoyed the description of what it is like to be weightless in space, and I realised how exciting but scary it would all be at the same time! A lot like the first, the second instalment of Michael May’s journey to the moon is a real page-turner and keeps you hooked until the very end. By Cassia T age 12 ~ Cassia T age 12
May’s Moon: Fortis Mission A Space Adventure for All Ages Have you ever wondered what life is like on the International Space Station (ISS)? Or how it feels to walk on the moon? Part adventure, part mystery, May’s Moon: Fortis Mission, book two of Michael May’s teen space adventure series, lets readers experience what it is like to be an astronaut—albeit a young one. Two years have passed since Michael May attended the Children’s Space Program and was chosen for a mission. Along with his best friend, Buddy, he’s joined a team of international astronauts, trained hard and is now traveling to the ISS. But things start going wrong almost immediately: unexplained accidents, apparent system failures and an unexpected and fateful change to the mission. Could it have to do with Michael’s nemesis, the nasty Jia Li, who has finagled a spot onto the ISS under an assumed name? Palmer’s story is full of surprises and exciting scenes, keeping you engaged to the end—a space adventure for all ages. Annette Oppenlander, Author ~ Annette Oppenlander, author of A Different Truth
This is the kind of book I know I would have loved to have discovered when I was teenager. The space parts are realistic, and readers will find themselves rooting for Michael May, the young astronaut hero of the story. There's plenty of mystery and drama, with unexpected twists and turns thrown in...the novel moves along at a fast pace and keeps you guessing until the end! ~ Martyn Beardsley, author of The Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock