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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Revised edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689835639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689835636
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 2-5-It's time to take your 1984 copy of Simon's The Moon off your shelf and replace it with this shiny new edition. This scientific trek to the moon brought to life by NASA photography has been carried into the 21st century through advancements in imaging technology. Although the first edition's black-and-white photographs taken from space and on the Moon were impressive for their time, the digitally remastered color photographs in this update are incredible. Set on black backgrounds and complemented by white text, the images transport readers into space. The text has undergone minimal change, only veering from Simon's exact wording when introducing new pictures or tidbits of information that may not have been available at the time of the first printing. The facts remain true and relevant, and the writing reflects the graphics: beautiful. This is a must-have for astronomy sections.
Jenna Gould, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
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From Booklist

Gr. 2-4. This revised edition of The Moon (1984) features many new photographs and color reproductions. Despite the photos' relatively colorless subjects, this change improves the look of the book overall. In addition to the clearer reproduction of photos, the new layout and the increased use of black background pages add to the design as well. Changes to the text are minor and often reflect the new choice of illustrations. Note that the Dewey classification places the book in 559.9 ("earth sciences in extraterrestrial worlds"), rather than on the astronomy shelves. An attractive replacement for the old edition. Carolyn Phelan
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More About the Author

Seymour Simon, whom the NY Times called "the dean of [children's science] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association). His free, educational children's app, SCIENCE FUN TO GO, debuted in the Top 10 of all free children's apps in the Amazon App store, and features in app purchase of original Seymour Simon eBooks, as well as a multitude of free content.

Seymour Simon uses his website, SeymourSimon.com, to provide free downloads of a wealth of materials for educators, homeschoolers and parents to use with his books, including 4-page Teacher Guides for all 26 of his Collins/Smithsonian photo essay books. The site provides multiple resources for kids writing book reports or wanting to explore the online Science Dictionary, and also features the Seymour Science blog highlighting current science news. Educators and families are encouraged to sign up to receive the monthly newsletter from SeymourSimon.com to stay abreast of the latest materials that Seymour Simon is introducing to enrich the reading experience.

He taught science and creative writing in elementary and secondary schools and was chair of the science department at a junior high school in the New York City public school system before leaving to become a full-time writer. "I haven't really given up teaching," he says, "and I suppose I never will, not as long as I keep writing and talking to kids around the country and the world."

Seymour Simon is also a creator and the author of a series of 3D books and a series of Glow-in-the-Dark Books for Scholastic Book Clubs, a series of leveled SEEMORE READERS for Chronicle Books, and the EINSTEIN ANDERSON, SCIENCE DETECTIVE series of fiction books. His books encourage children to enjoy the world around them through learning and discovery, and by making science fun. He has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects; one prominent science education specialist described Simon's books as "extraordinary examples of expository prose."

Seymour Simon has been honored with many awards for his work, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature; the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature; the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library for his contribution to children's science literature; The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for Non-fiction; the Jeremiah Ludington Award for his outstanding contribution to children's nonfiction; the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Forum on Children's Science Books.

In a recent interview Simon was asked if he ever thinks of retiring. "I seem to be working faster and harder than ever. I absolutely don't feel any urge to sit back and look at what I've done. The only things that I'm thinking about are things I'd like to do in the future. I'm planning and doing and continuing to write. It's what I love to do. I remember a story about an anthropologist going to talk to a tribe and he asked them what was their word for "work." Their response was they have no word for work. Everybody does the things that they do in their life. I love that response. I don't differentiate between work and play. Everything I do is something that I enjoy doing - the writing, the research and everything else."

Seymour Simon writes and photographs nature from his hilltop home in Columbia County in upstate New York. You can follow his daily nature walks and see his photographs from the field on Twitter (@seymoursimon) or on his Facebook group page. He also regularly hosts Q&As and sponsors book giveaways on GoodReads.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bookjunkie on July 29, 2010
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Writing a GOOD nonfiction book for children is a daunting mission, but Seymour Simon has conquered the task! 'The Moon' is clearly written, and gives and amazing amount of information in an easy to understand sort of way. The text is white on a black backround and causes the reader to focus on the pictures while reading the book. I am so impressed with the clear delivery of information blended with the incredible pictures that I am going to purchase more of Seymour Simon's work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jenn on January 6, 2008
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Awesome color pictures. My daughter loves the moon and this book really shows some real life detailed pictures with good factual information.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Wetzler on January 9, 2009
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I bought this book out of desperation because I can't find a book that is just about the moon--most books have about one page with little detail, then all the rest is other planets or other astronomy topics. I was rather disappointed that contrary to other reviews, this was basically a very young child's book with very little information about the moon. Nice pictures, but that's not what I was looking for. I'll be giving this to someone's kid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Baker on October 9, 2012
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Bought the book for my 18 month old grand daughter. She loves the moon, everynight we go out and look for it. This book is great for nights when its raining. She also likes to look at the pictures. The price of the book was very reasonable and arrived on time.
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This book was exactly what I needed. My nephew has a dream of one day walking on the moon an now he can look at picture whenever he wants.
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He reads this book over and over. I hope he will keep it for his own children to read someday.
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