Recently, Ben Mezrich celebrated the release of his new book, Charlie Numbers and the Man in the Moon, which is the first that he has coauthored with his wife, Tonya. This marks his first children’s book in several years and seems slated for the bestseller list with a plan already in place to turn it into a television show.
The new book serves as a follow-up to Mezrich’s Bringing Down the Mouse. Charlie Numbers follows a talented mathematician enlisted to track the theft of a box of moonrocks; he and his friends enter the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s paper airplane contest undercover to learn more about the thief. As he moves closer to the truth, Charlie begins to realize that he may have been pulled into a story that is much larger than stolen moonrocks.