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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books)

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Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery — a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

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On the cover, a precisely detailed spacecraft floats buoyantly among the stars, pointing toward a crescent moon. Inside, a lush earth-shaped vignette floats on an empty page, its borders enclosing a woodland field. Beginning with these quiet scenes, readers take a journey through the shattering double-page spread at "LIFTOFF!" to the moment when all eyes swing full circle to view "the good and lonely... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Brian Floca is the award-winning author and illustrator of Lightship, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book; The Racecar Alphabet, called "astonishing" in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews; and Five Trucks. He is the illustrator of The Hinky-Pink, by Megan McDonald; Uncles and Antlers by Lisa Wheeler; and Poppy, by Avi. His forthcoming Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 stems from long-standing interest in the space program and is the result of extensive research, including trips to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Johnson Space Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416950462
Author:
Floca, Brian
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Space flight to the moon
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Science & Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Subject:
Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Outer Space
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Richard Jackson Books
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt/int
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.75 x 10.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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