Rocket to the moon!

by Brown, Don, 1949-

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn't just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person's life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to "bombs bursting in air" during the War of 1812, to Russia's Sputnik program, to the moon landing. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrow's scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The story of the first moon landing is something every child needs to know, and award-winning creator Brown (The Unwanted, 2018) makes it all that more engaging and accessible with his latest book. Narrating from the perspective of Rodman Law, the first man to fly a rocket, Brown recounts the history of the space race, from its explosive beginnings following WWII to its groundbreaking final discoveries. True to form, Brown skips over well-trod territory and retells the story with often overlooked details, such as the account of astronauts Aldrin and Armstrong fixing a broken switch on the Eagle with a ballpoint pen. Anecdotes like this make the book enlightening even for those familiar with the history; the end result is a broad yet eye-opening tribute to the astronauts' achievements. Brown's signature naturalistic watercolor art works wonders simple yet haunting, somehow capturing what often only a historic photograph can. The Big Ideas That Changed the World series is off to a promising start with this illuminating, cogent volume.--Peter Blenski Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Launching the Big Ideas that Changed the World series, Brown's historical graphic novel is narrated by Rodman Law, a daredevil in 1913 New Jersey, who frames the story after describing his own feats of parachuting and attempts to fly a rocket. Law provides a history of the discoveries that would enable space travel, the space race, and the (sometimes tragic) experimental missions that paved the way for Apollo 11. In pen-and-ink panels, Brown depicts such moments as Apollo 8 circling the moon, Apollo 11's liftoff, and somewhat less heroic occurrences ("Get me a napkin quick. There's a turd floating in the air," says one Apollo 10 astronaut to another). Successive panels and spreads depict the Eagle's landing and Armstrong and Aldrin's first steps on the moon. Brown's visual storytelling offers humor, vibrancy, and a wealth of historical insight. Ages 8-12. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Big ideas that changed the world ; #1.
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) Juvenile literature
Space flight to the moon Juvenile literature
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :ABRAMS2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Rated E
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9781683354802
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