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Moonshot

Moonshot

The Flight of Apollo 11

Illustrated by: Brian Floca
For Ages: 4 - 10
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Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.
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  • Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books | 
  • 48 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416950462 | 
  • April 2009 | 
  • Grades P - 5 | 
  • Lexile AD990L
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About the Author

Brian Floca

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Locomotive, the recipient of seven starred reviews and a New York Times 2013 Best Illustrated Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

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