One giant leap : the story of Neil Armstrong

by Brown, Don, 1949-

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
Available (10)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Children Non Fiction J 92 Armstrong
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 92 Armstrong
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Biography J 92 ARMSTRONG
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J 92 ARMSTRONG
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 92 ARM
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 92 ARMSTRONG
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 92 ARMSTRONG
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92A ARMSTRONG Bro
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92A ARMSTRONG Bro
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92A ARMSTRONG Bro
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 629.45 B81
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Collection  Children's Nonfiction
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j 92 ARM
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Collection  Juvenile Easys
Call Number  E j 92 ARM
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B ARMSTRONG 1998
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J B ARMSTRONG 1998
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 92 ARMSTRONG
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
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As a young boy, Neil Armstrong had a recurring dream in which he held his breath and floated high above the people, houses, and cars. He spent his free time reading stacks of flying magazines, building model airplanes, and staring through the homemade telescope mounted on the roof of his neighbor's garage. As a teenager, Neil became obsessed with the idea of flight, working odd jobs to pay for flying lessons at a nearby airport. He earned his student pilot's license on his sixteenth birthday. But who was to know that this shy boy, who also loved books and music, would become the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969. Here is the inspiring story of one boy's dream - a dream of flying that landed him more than 200,000 miles away in space, gazing upon the awesome sight of a tiny earth hanging suspended in a perfectly black sky. On the thirtieth anniversary of the moon landing, Don Brown's expressive story reveals the achievement of this American legend, Neil Armstrong, re
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-7. This picture-book biography begins with two-year-old Neil Armstrong watching an airplane race. In fact, more than half the book shows Armstrong as a boy: riding in a passenger plane, dreaming of flight, making paper airplanes, working to earn money, playing in the school band, and observing the stars with his neighbor's homemade telescope. The second part of the book focuses on Armstrong's flight to the moon. Using ink and watercolor, Brown paints a beguiling picture of Armstrong, particularly in his youth. The book underscores that the man who was the first to walk on the moon was once a little boy who worked and played and dreamed. Even in a picture book, it would be good to know whether everything it tells about the young Armstrong is true, but no sources are cited. Still, a visually appealing book about a modern hero. --Carolyn Phelan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fans of Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure may wish that Brown had likewise dedicated this picture book to the singular ride that made history for his subject. Instead, the author's informal chronicle of astronaut Armstrong's life focuses primarily on his childhood, then skips ahead to his milestone flight in the final spreads. The book opens in 1932, when two-year-old Neil, perched on his father's shoulders, watches airplanes race. Readers next see him four years later, riding in a plane for the first time, an experience that inspires a "magical dream" in which he "held his breath and hovered above the ground." Young Neil makes model airplanes, reads Air Travel magazine, peers at the moon through a neighbor's telescope and eventually begins flying lessons. But Armstrong's training to become an astronaut and his career leading up to the 1969 flight to the moon get less emphasis. And the conclusion is a bit ethereal (after he stepped onto the moon, he "became a hero to millions of people. But inside him was the memory of an ordinary boy.... A boy who loved books and music....A boy who dreamed of hanging in the air suspended only by a trapped breath." Similarly sketchy, Brown's airy, pen-and-ink and watercolor art does little to get this spotty biography off the ground. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Armstrong, Neil, -- 1930-2012 -- Juvenile literature.
Armstrong, Neil, -- 1930-2012.
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Co.,1998
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
ISBN 0395884012
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