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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) Hardcover – April 7, 2009
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"We choose to go to the Moon," said President Kennedy. So to the moon we went. With simple text, Brian Floca shows us the steps leading up to that first walk. Equipment is secured. The three astronauts have said goodbye.Read more ›
"... high above
there is the Earth,
rushing oceans, racing clouds,
swaying fields and forests.
Family, friends, and strangers,
everyone you've ever known,
everyone you might--
the good and lonely Earth,
glowing in the sky."
This is the BEST book on the flight of Apollo 11 I've seen for this age group. The flowing text and the stunning art work mesh perfectly to generate the mood of the flight and that of the generation it occurred in. For example, when the mood is quiet, the text is light, set against a white background and the art work is small and the atmosphere mellow. When the story gets exciting or busy both the text and art work explode with excitement. LIFTOFF! The front end pages are fully illustrated with everything from the rollout to the Saturn Launch Vehicle and the Apollo Spacecraft! In the back is more information on this story. Be prepared for a lot of exiting reading with this book!
MOONSHOT by Brian Floca depicts such an event. It tells the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the men who were the first to step foot on the moon. Told through verse and supported with incredible illustrations, MOONSHOT begins by introducing the reader to the astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. The story moves quickly through the launching of the rocket, to eventually show the astronauts' time spent in space and on the moon, and ends with their safe return home.
MOONSHOT is a work of art. The illustrations are simply amazing. Floca's attention to detail puts the reader in the shoes of not only the astronauts that went on this mission, but the people of the country at that time, watching this incredible event unfold. The inside cover is a series of illustrations that label the rocket ship and the various stages involved in the deployment of the rocket.Read more ›
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This book is a joy for both adults and children. My 5 year old son has been fascinated with space and space travel (I also highly recommend national geographic's big book for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy R
This is a great book. My kid likes it. I like it, too. The artwork is excellent and the story is well-written. It is very realistic and brings the historic story to life.Published 2 months ago by Polarbear
I love all of Floca's books. He has a similar writing style but they pictures are wonderful and it does bring out the excitement of the launch. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MNMD
Absolutely loved it and immediately bought two more copies for my friends as gifts. I love reading this book to my 3-year-old daughter and she loves it as well. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jan Strojil
Brian Floca does a fantastic job of making the story of the Apollo mission accessible to kids. The writing has a nice rhythm to it and the illustrations are beautiful. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Sugarman
Brian Floca captures many of the moments of the Apollo 11 flight in a unique and gorgeous way.Published 7 months ago by Thomas Sturm