Moonshot

  • Title: Moonshot
  • Author: Brian Floca
  • Illustrator: Brian Floca
  • Publisher: A Richard Jackson Book, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
  • Publication year: 2009
  • Brief Summary: From Simon & Schuster-“Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, 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.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –Much like in Locomotive, I think this book could be used in a social sciences class, in history class, or of course in a science class. This book is great for introducing children to the first steps on the moon and giving an great overview of the different steps to space.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –I liked the instructional panels in the front of the book that shows the different parts of the spaceship. Floca’s use of different text, much like in Locomotive, I feel this would keep children’s attention.

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