Farmer in the Sky (1950) – Bill Lerner and his father emigrate to Ganymede, a large moon of the planet Jupiter, to start a new life. They want to be farmers, and the boy learns how to apply his scouting experience – both in what he learned and in the friends he made – to creating soil out of raw rock, while the father works as a civil engineer for the colony.
For more information on Heinlien's Juveniles (written between 1947 and 1958) see our entry on Robert Heinlein's Rocket Ship Galileo, The Literary Encyclopedia profile by William Patterson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Patterson, William. "Farmer in the Sky". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 November 2004
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