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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon Hardcover – June 26, 2006
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* "This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"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."
—School Library Journal
"Thimmesh gives names and voices to the army that got Neil Armstrong and company to the moon and back. The result is a spectacular and highly original addition to the literature of space exploration."
"Catherine Thimmesh tells us the stories of the 400,000 people it took to make...that 'one giant leap'...Their collective devotion to an exciting goal comes across strongly."
* "Kids . . . probably feel they know quite a bit about the first manned moon landing. But until they've read Thimmesh's breathless behind-the-scenes account, they know zip."
—Bulletin, starred review
"An edge-of-your-seat adventure . . . lavishly illustrated . . . this exhilarating book . . . will captivate."
"Thimmesh's enthusiasm for her subject is palpable, and the sense of excitement she brings is as vital to Team Moon's success the book's very premise."
—Chris Barton, author of Shark vs. Train
An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Children’s Book
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For kids today, the fact that human beings once walked on the moon is old news. But how did we even do it? How do you go from walking on the earth one day and skipping amongst the stars the next? What "Team Moon" does is take kids through the entire Apollo 11 experience, but in a remarkably immediate way. Right off the bat the ship is blasting off, and there are continual flashbacks to things like the construction of the spacesuits, the spaceship itself, and so on. There's also a lot of high drama. Did you know that hidden software testing alarms started going off during the mission when it was considered impossible that any of them would happen during a real flight?Read more ›
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My 12 year old son loved this book! It is neat to hear about the people behind the scenes.Published 10 months ago by BeeGee
Great condition! I'm very happy with this product! Thank you!Published 14 months ago by Morganne Hiatt
Excellent book about teamwork! Great for young teenagers!Published 16 months ago by Juan De La Mora
All my 6 kids love this book!! Very informative and well written.Published 18 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