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Best-selling author Mark Haddon recalls his boyhood fascination with the moon and his pure wonder at witnessing the first lunar landing.

Years ago, a little boy gazed at the moon, dizzy with the thought that he was looking at a world 200,000 miles away. As he read atlases and library books and kept clippings on astronauts orbiting the moon, he hoped and hoped that they would fi nd a way to land there. And one extraordinary day they did, captured on his fl ickery TV, like giants bouncing in slow motion. When the boy fell asleep, he dreamed that he walked with them too. In this lyrical, transporting tale, Mark Haddon — the boy in the story — conveys the thrill of one moment in history through a childs eyes, aided by Christian Birminghams evocative illustrations.

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This remarkable picture book, previously published with the title "The Sea of Tranquility," is now reissued in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Full color.

Synopsis:

Best-selling author Mark Haddon recalls his boyhood fascination with the moon and his pure wonder at witnessing the first lunar landing.

Years ago, a little boy gazed at the moon, dizzy with the thought that he was looking at a world 200,000 miles away. As he read atlases and library books and kept clippings on astronauts orbiting the moon, he hoped and hoped that they would fi nd a way to land there. And one extraordinary day they did, captured on his fl ickery TV, like giants bouncing in slow motion. When the boy fell asleep, he dreamed that he walked with them too. In this lyrical, transporting tale, Mark Haddon — the boy in the story — conveys the thrill of one moment in history through a child's eyes, aided by Christian Birmingham's evocative illustrations.

About the Author

Mark Haddon is best known as the author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller And winner of a LOS ANGELES TIMES First Fiction Prize. The author of Many books for children and adults, he lives in Oxford, England.

Christian Birmingham has illustrated many books for children, including Hans Christian Andersens THE SNOW QUEEN and several titles by Michael Morpurgo. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763644406
Author:
Haddon, Mark
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Birmingham, Christian
Illustrator:
Birmingham, John
Author:
Birmingham, Christian
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Historical - Exploration & Discoveries
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy/Space
Subject:
Moon
Subject:
Space flight to the moon
Subject:
Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Exploration and Discovery
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.60x10.60x.43 in. 1.14 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763644406 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This remarkable picture book, previously published with the title "The Sea of Tranquility," is now reissued in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Best-selling author Mark Haddon recalls his boyhood fascination with the moon and his pure wonder at witnessing the first lunar landing.

Years ago, a little boy gazed at the moon, dizzy with the thought that he was looking at a world 200,000 miles away. As he read atlases and library books and kept clippings on astronauts orbiting the moon, he hoped and hoped that they would fi nd a way to land there. And one extraordinary day they did, captured on his fl ickery TV, like giants bouncing in slow motion. When the boy fell asleep, he dreamed that he walked with them too. In this lyrical, transporting tale, Mark Haddon — the boy in the story — conveys the thrill of one moment in history through a child's eyes, aided by Christian Birmingham's evocative illustrations.

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