The Earth is crowded and food is rationed, but a colony on one of the moons of Jupiter offers an escape for teenager Bill Lermer and his family. Bill soon realizes that life on the frontier is dangerous and nature is cruelly unforgiving of even small mistakes. He will face hardships, survive dangers, and grow up fast, meeting the challenge of opening up a new world for humanity and finding strengths within himself that he had never suspected existed.

Farmer in the Sky

Originally written to be serialized in the Boy Scout magazine Boy’s Life, Farmer In The Sky is a 1950 science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein about a teenaged boy who emigrates with his family to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, which is in the process of being terraformed.