2979 Days to the Moon

Book - 2018
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Told in free verse, the story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon comes to life.
Contents: A daring dream
The first mission, Apollo 1
The mission continues
To the sky, Apollo 4-6
Risking it all, Apollo 7
Aiming for the moon, Apollo 8
Spider in space, Apollo 9
Dress rehearsal, Apollo 10
Achieving the dream, Apollo 11
Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 629.454 S
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gonzalez, Thomas 1959-- Illustrator
ISBN: 9781682630136


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The first humans stepped foot on the moon 50 years ago. It was amazing!

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IndyPL_DeborahB Feb 04, 2019

This is a super book for fans of American Space exploration. In 1961, President Kennedy challenged our nation to put a man on the moon and return him (them) safely to earth. 2979 days later and with teamwork of over 400,000 people, it became a reality. The illustrations by Thomas Gonzalez are very realistic and beautifully done. The author, Suzanne Slade, did extensive research and interviewed Alan Bean, one of the few surviving astronauts who walked on the moon!

DCLkids Nov 12, 2018

A Great Books for Great Kids pick. This free-verse book combines stunning illustrations with historical facts about the history of the space program and the race to the moon. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Grades 5 and up.

JCLTamiT Aug 01, 2018

Just the right amount of free verse combines with stunning illustrations to impart the facts AND the emotions of the US's journey to land a person on the moon. The interweaving of actual words of those involved helps humanize the story that involved hundreds of thousands of people. The illustrations add the beauty and awe needed to tell a story of space. What a great way to learn about a subject. I'll be looking for more by the author and illustrator.


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