The Moon over Star

by Aston, Dianna Hutts.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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Summary
In July 1969, the world witnessed an awe-inspiring historical achievement when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. For the young protagonist of this lyrical and hopeful picture book, that landing is something that inspires her to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer.

Caldecott Honor-winning painter Jerry Pinkney and the poetic Dianna Hutts Aston create a moving tribute to the historic Apollo 11 Mission, just in time to commemorate its upcoming fortieth anniversary.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The narrator of this picture book recalls the first walk on the moon, which she witnessed as a child on her grandparents' farm. She and her cousins build their own spaceship from scrap wood and metal, but they run inside for the broadcast of Apollo 11's lunar landing. Later, the family gathers around the television again to watch astronauts step onto the moon. As she tells her grandfather, If they could go to the moon, / Maybe one day I could too! Near the story's end, Grandpa calls the girl Mae, a name recalling African American astronaut Mae Jemison. Spaced vertically in phrases like free verse alongside the large illustrations, the text combines dignity and immediacy in a clean, spare telling of events. Pinkney's evocative artwork, created using graphite, ink, and watercolor, depicts a black family captivated, and perhaps subtly changed, by the moon landing in 1969. A quiet, satisfying tribute to this milestone in human history and its power to inspire others.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The 1969 moon landing is the locus for this inspired collaboration. Aston (An Egg Is Quiet) subtly inserts facts about the Apollo 11 mission into a broader, poetic story about the excitement it generates in an eight-year-old's community. Mae, the narrator, begins the day in church with her grandfather, where everyone prays for the astronauts. Later, as she and her cousins build a play spaceship, she thinks more about her grandfather, a hardworking farmer who considers the space program a waste of money. By the end of the evening, the whole family has seen Neil Armstrong on the moon, and Mae's quietly confided dream of going to the moon someday has reminded Gramps of the wonder in his own childhood (afterward, "A sigh in Gramps's voice/ Made my heart squeeze"). In some of his finest watercolors to date, Pinkney (The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll) supplies both his characteristically affectionate, realistic portrayals of African-American families and lyrical views of the moon, giving visual form to what Aston evokes: awe. Ages 6-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) -- Juvenile fiction.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) -- Fiction.
Space flight to the moon -- Fiction.
Farm life -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2008
Contributors Pinkney, Jerry.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, illustrator, 2009
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780803731073
0803731078
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