GO FOR LAUNCH: Merlin & His Friends – children’s book written and illustrated by Abby Garrett

Thanks for checking out my newest book!  It’s been over a year and a half in the making and I’m so excited to share it with you all.  The first 75 copies of this book are signed and numbered artist proofs out of a batch of 200 first edition prints. Shipping is available within the US and Canada. If you’re ordering for delivery to Canada, please select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu. Shipping within the United States comes with tracking, Canadian orders unfortunately do not come with tracking. Please read the information below very carefully and scroll down for more items!  It’s important to note that while some of the Go For Launch content is inspired by SpaceX, these are NOT official SpaceX books and don’t contain the company name or logo, as requested by the company.  It’s considered educational, and in some cases parody, fan art.


Orders usually ship and arrive within 1 week, but please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping due to demand and January travel schedule.


ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK $17.99 USD + tax & USPS First Class Shipping

High-quality, 28-page + cover durable children’s book, printed on 8.5×11″, 120#, glossy, full-color pages featuring all hand-drawn art.



GO FOR LAUNCH BUNDLE: $30.99 USD + tax & USPS First Class Shipping

Best value. Includes 28-page Go For Launch children’s book, 32-page Go For Launch Comic Vol. 1, & 16-page coloring & activity book.

Usually arrives within 1 week, but please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping due to demand.



GO FOR LAUNCH COMIC VOL. 1: $10.00 USD + tax & USPS First Class Shipping

32-page Go For Launch Comic Vol. 1 printed on 8.5×11″ 100# glossy paper.

Usually arrives within 1 week, but please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping due to demand.



GO FOR LAUNCH COLORING & ACTIVITY BOOK: $10.00 USD + tax & USPS First Class Shipping

Includes coloring pages from the Go For Launch books, NASA drawings, sneak peeks at new characters featured in GFL Vol. 2, puzzles, and more! Appropriate for both children and adults in complexity.

Usually arrives within 1 week, but please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping due to demand.



LIMITED INTERNATIONAL ORDERS. This book is only available for shipping to US and Canadian addresses at this time.  Please read carefully.

  • SHIPPING:  Book orders in the US will be shipped via USPS First Class within 3-5 business days depending on inventory and business hours, and will include tracking. Orders are now available for Canada and ship for variable amounts depending on item weight via USPS.  Unfortunately, international packages can’t be tracked once handed over to Customs. All sales are final.
  • PAYMENT:  Online payment is processed securely via PayPal once you click the order button.  Please make sure your bank account is properly “verified” and that you’ve taken the steps to do so on PayPal.  Failure to do this will result in your transaction remaining in “pending” mode and I will never receive your order.  If you’re not familiar with using PayPal and encounter any technical difficulties, feel free to contact me to arrange an alternate method of payment at abbygarrettart@gmail.com.
  • SHIPPING SPEED:  Due to increased shipping volume around the holidays, orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail ($8.00) starting December 11th with tracking for the remainder of 2017 to better insure arrival before Christmas. If you need the book for another special event or date, please order your book(s) at least 10 days in advance of the date you wish to receive it by, especially around holidays.  Orders just containing books will ship within 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday) after ordering. Collector’s Edition FOD bag bundles require extra time to produce and will ship 1-4 weeks maximum after purchasing depending on inventory.
  • TRACKING:  Tracking is provided for free with all US orders. If you order using this page, your package can be tracked by logging into your PayPal account, viewing your account history, and clicking “track package” under the transaction. You can also manually type or copy/paste your USPS tracking number into the tracking bar at usps.com.  I’m working on writing a script that will automatically send customers their tracking information.  In the meantime, you can check for updates on PayPal or feel free to contact me if you have questions about your order.
  • ADDRESS ERROR: Please make sure your PayPal address info is correct. If you review your order and notice that your order isn’t attached to your current address, but an old or incorrect one, please contact me ASAP to ensure your book(s) are mailed to the right location. This is super important.  Address errors on behalf of the buyer that cause a shipment to be returned to the sender will result in a minimum $5 fee, no exceptions. For large packages of multiple books, higher fees may be issued to adequately cover the cost of shipping and packing materials.




BOOK PACKAGES:  All options include sales tax

  • Option A: Just the book ($17.99 USD + shipping & tax). High-quality, 28-page + cover durable children’s book, printed on 8.5×11″, 120#, glossy, full-color pages featuring completely hand-drawn art. The first 75 books are signed and numbered artist proofs.
  • Option B: GO FOR LAUNCH VOL. 1 BUNDLE ($30.99 USD + shipping & tax). 28-page + cover durable children’s book, printed on 8.5×11″, 120# glossy paper; 32-page Go For Launch Comic Vol. 1 printed on 100# gloss paper; 16-page durable children’s book.
  • Option C: Collector’s Edition FOD bag bundle ($55.00 USD – SOLD OUT). Limited to just 25 units!  Includes the same high-quality children’s book, plus Go For Launch Comic Vol. 1, the Go For Launch coloring book (appropriate for both adults and children in complexity/difficulty), an 8.5×11″ art print of the characters featured on the book cover, a STEMX keychain, and original sketch card, all included in an orange nylon drawstring FOD bag. If you don’t know what FOD stands for, it’s Foreign Object Debris. This is very much an engineering reference and cheeky joke any hardcore aerospace fan will enjoy. (SOLD OUT)

*NOTE: This book is NOT an official SpaceX book. It contains “fan art” inspired by SpaceX, but as requested by the company, the word “SpaceX” and their logo isn’t anywhere in it.

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I was interviewed at a local comic shop about the book 11/29/17 and gave a little preview, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/NZ9J1C2-JH4?t=2m36s

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