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Rice paper, postcards, and coins authenticate the mixed-media and watercolor collages depicting the rigorous expedition through China in the 1930s of a New York dressmaker who wanted to fulfill her deceased husband’s mission of retrieving America’s first panda. Backmatter includes a chronology and author’s note.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.