Grade 5 Up–In infectiously hyperbolic prose that's liberally interspersed with quotes and accompanied by sheaves of period photos, Thimmesh retraces the course of the space mission that landed an actual man, on the actual Moon. It's an oft-told tale, but the author tells it from the point of view not of astronauts or general observers, but of some of the 17,000 behind-the-scenes workers at Kennedy Space Center, the 7500 Grumman employees who built the lunar module, the 500 designers and seamstresses who actually constructed the space suits, and other low-profile contributors who made the historic flight possible. Despite occasional contrast issues when the white-on-black text is printed over blown-up photographs, this dramatic account will mesmerize even readers already familiar with the event–and also leave them awed by the level of care and dedication it took to surmount so many daunting technological challenges. Drawn from personal interviews and oral histories as well as a wide array of published sources, this stirring, authoritative tribute to the collective effort that left ...footprints, crisp and clear, pressed purposefully and magnificently into the lunar dust belongs in every collection.–John Peters, New York Public Library
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My 12 year old son loved this book! It is neat to hear about the people behind the scenes.Published 5 months ago by BeeGee
Great condition! I'm very happy with this product! Thank you!Published 9 months ago by Morganne Hiatt
Excellent book about teamwork! Great for young teenagers!Published 11 months ago by Juan De La Mora
All my 6 kids love this book!! Very informative and well written.Published 13 months ago by Jennifer K.
Bought this on a whim, expecting details about manufacturers and contractors that made Apollo possible...turns out it is kind of a fluff book aimed at the younger readers. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Dan
This book is excellent for introducing man's first landing on the moon. It has great vivid pictures that will make the reader feel as if they were actually there when it happened. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by yvolegos12
President John F. Kennedy set the goal: put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. America met the goal. Read morePublished on December 26, 2011 by Debnance at Readerbuzz
This amazing recounting of events around Apollo 11 is told by Catherine Thimmesh, along with many people who actually contributed to the space flight. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by cueros literature