Children’s book by Neil Armstrong to be released

A children’s book by first man on the Moon Neil Armstrong will be released in 2021.

The Book of Bok: One Moon Rock’s Journey Through Time and Space is a picture book “about how the Earth and the Moon came to be, and the adventure of the first Moon landing”.

It has been adapted from a speech Armstrong gave while accepting a NASA award in 2006.


The book will be published on 1st April 2021.

“You might think that rocks are boring lumps you find on the ground, but scientists have a saying: ‘Rocks remember’. And if there’s one rock that has been on a truly unforgettable adventure, it’s Bok,” reads the book’s blurb.

“Created in the Earth-shattering collision that led to the formation of the Moon, Bok has witnessed stars bursting into being, meteors streaking through space and a fiery, volcanic planet transforming into a life-filled haven called Earth. And early one morning, he found himself rudely awoken by a peculiar creature picking him up and throwing him into a box … That is how Bok and Neil Armstrong first met, and this is their (true) story.”

Carol Armstrong, Neil Armstrong’s widow, commented: “Grahame Baker Smith, true to Neil’s sense of science wrapped in whimsy, has illustrated for the child in all of us. Bok is a rock with charisma.”


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