Moon over Star

by Aston, Dianna Hutts.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD KIT MOO
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
Call Number  j CD KIT MOO
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Audiovisual STAFF USE
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
The Moon Over Star
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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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 Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2009
Contributors Boothe, Cherise, narrator.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Cherise Boothe.
Audience 4 years and up.
Language English
Notes "With tracks every 3-6 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
"The same text is on both discs. Side 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 2 audio discs (15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book.
ISBN 9781440735844 (cd)
1440735840 (cd)
9780803731073 (book)
0803731078 (book)
Other Classic View