The Moon

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Why is there no weather on the moon? Is there sound on the moon? Is it ever day on the moon? Why do astronauts bounce around on the moon? How old is the moon?
From Apollo 11's first landing to the mystery of moonquakes and the genesis of craters, this stunning introduction to our nearest neighbor in space describes the moon and its all-important relationship to Earth. Mesmerizing full-color photography and an informative text perfect this ...

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Overview

Why is there no weather on the moon? Is there sound on the moon? Is it ever day on the moon? Why do astronauts bounce around on the moon? How old is the moon?
From Apollo 11's first landing to the mystery of moonquakes and the genesis of craters, this stunning introduction to our nearest neighbor in space describes the moon and its all-important relationship to Earth. Mesmerizing full-color photography and an informative text perfect this exciting and educational journey in space.

A basic introduction to Earth's closest neighbor, its composition, and man's missions to it. Illustrated with photographs of the moon taken in space.

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Children's Literature
What child has not looked at the moon and wondered? In simple language, this book provides basic information that may answer many children's first questions about our "closest neighbor in space." White text is set, strikingly, on black pages, each facing a large, sharp photograph of the moon. The book ends with a dramatic photograph of the Earth, small and mostly blue, taken from the chill, gray surface of the moon. Words that may be challenging for readers, such as satellite and crater, are defined within the text, allowing for a smoother flow of reading than when it is necessary to consult a glossary. Although the text provides lots of information, the rhythm of the words is almost poetic. The book also provides some information about the Apollo space program, and includes photographs of the lunar landing module and astronauts on the surface of the moon. With its combination of fairly brief and simple large-print text, and dramatic photographs, this book offers a fabulous introduction to astronomy for primary grade students. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 10.
— Leslie Rounds
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-It's time to take your 1984 copy of Simon's The Moon off your shelf and replace it with this shiny new edition. This scientific trek to the moon brought to life by NASA photography has been carried into the 21st century through advancements in imaging technology. Although the first edition's black-and-white photographs taken from space and on the Moon were impressive for their time, the digitally remastered color photographs in this update are incredible. Set on black backgrounds and complemented by white text, the images transport readers into space. The text has undergone minimal change, only veering from Simon's exact wording when introducing new pictures or tidbits of information that may not have been available at the time of the first printing. The facts remain true and relevant, and the writing reflects the graphics: beautiful. This is a must-have for astronomy sections.-Jenna Gould, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689835636
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 214,880
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 3.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon is a former teacher and the author of more than two hundred science books, more than half of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He is the recipient of many awards honoring the body of his work, among them the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award; the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award, presented by the Boston Public Library; and the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, presented by the New York Library Association. He lives with his wife in New York.

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