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One giant leap

by Burleigh, Robert.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book MY LEARNING WORLD JPIC BURLEIGH
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
"The sense of immediacy is irresistible and will cause children who consider the event just ancient history to feel as if they too had left footprints on that distant, dusty surface."
-- School Library Journal

Only July 29, 1969, as Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the seemingly impossible--somthing humans had dreamed of doing for centuries: They traveled 240,000 miles through space and set foot on the moon. One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. This achievement not only brought the moon within reach, but now everything seemed possible. If it could be imagined, it could be done.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For young readers fascinated with the real history of space travel, this simple, clear, and attractively illustrated book is a great place to begin. Using two-page spreads that are half text, half image, the story of July 20, 1969, and the moon landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is related in short sentences that tread the line between informational (details of the Eagle include Its outer walls thinner than human skin ) and poetic (the moon's surface is described as like a battlefield from some ancient war ). The landing is tense, the frolicking on the moon amusing, but most welcome is the realistic portrayal of the exhaustion and trepidation that occur after the moon walk is finished. The feathery, impressionistic paintings alternate between hues of blue (the moon) and green (the cockpit) and utilize unusual high or low perspectives to accentuate the drama. The only thing missing is historical context, and Burleigh's author's note takes care of that quite nicely.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Space flight to the moon -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Puffin Books,2014
Contributors Wimmer, Mike, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780147511652 (pbk.)
0147511658 (pbk.)
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