Moonshot the flight of Apollo 11

by Floca, Brian,

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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Provides an up-close look at the historic mission to the moon that took place fifty years ago.
CD: cut 1: program with [page-turn] tones
cut 2: program without [page-turn] tones.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The original Moonshot (2009) became a bright star in the constellation of children's space-travel books. Published on the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, it told how astronauts traveled to the moon, walked on its surface for the first time, and returned to Earth. For 10 years, this Sibert Honor Book has wowed its audience. How is the revised edition different? The text is more inclusive (no longer implying that only men worked in NASA's control room) and more expressive, through better placement of phrases on the page. Eight new pages offer room for two worthwhile additions. First, an early double-page spread acknowledges and depicts racially diverse groups of individuals representing the thousands of men and women who planned the mission, designed and built the spacecraft, made the spacesuits, and so on. Later, six new pages allow for a fuller portrayal of the mission, including the night spent on the moon, Eagle's crucial docking with Columbia, and the capsule's dramatic reentry into Earth's atmosphere. The new illustrations in this section work beautifully with the well-chosen words. Telling the Apollo 11 story more fully while recognizing the contributions of women and minorities, here's an engaging, enlightening, and timely new edition of this visually stunning book.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Floca's rendition of Apollo 11's journey to the moon is as poetic as it is historically resonant. The first page offers a quiet meditation: "High above/ there is the Moon,/ cold and quiet,/ no air, no life,/ but glowing in the sky," followed by the astronauts preparing for the voyage and then a dramatic liftoff ("The rocket is released!"). Once in space, the lunar module, Eagle-"a stranger ship, more bug than bird,/ a black and gold and folded spider"-locks onto the Columbia. The subdued illustrations hold an undercurrent of emotion (as a family hears the report that the Eagle has landed safely, the father wipes his eyes with awe and relief). A stirring depiction of a momentous event. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) Juvenile literature
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) Juvenile literature
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Space flight to the moon Juvenile literature
Space flight to the moon
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2019
Atheneum Books for Young Readers2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Ages 4-7.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781534440517
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