Boyds Mills Press Good Night, Oppy!
Boyds Mills Press Good Night, Oppy!

Good Night, Oppy!

By James McGowan


Publication Date: September 14, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Learn all about the Mars Opportunity Rover “Oppy” in this fictionalized account of the space exploration robot’s time on the red planet.

Mixing humor with solid space and rover facts, this picture book gives an inside look into Opportunity’s time on Mars. An interplanetary detective, Oppy spent 15 years on the red planet taking thousands of pictures and making groundbreaking discoveries that she transmitted to scientists and engineers back on Earth. From joyriding on Olympus Mons, to racing away from a treacherous dust storm, Oppy’s adventure in space—combined with her grit and perseverance—will inspire and educate young readers of all ages.

About the Author

James McGowan is an author and also a literary agent at BookEnds Literary Agency. Good Night, Oppy! is his debut picture book. He lives in Staten Island, NY. Visit

Author Residence: Staten Island, New York

Graham Carter is an illustrator who has worked as the director of an animation studio and had a successful career in commercial illustration, with his prints being exhibited in galleries worldwide. He lives in Seaford, England. Visit

Illustrator Residence: Seaford, England

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

ISBN: 9781635923193

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