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Children's LiteratureThese short "Rookie Biographies" are perfect for emergent readers. They feature people in the news as well as famous men and women of the past. It is pretty amazing to think that your footprints are still up there on the moon's surface and that they will be there long after you are gone from this world. But Neil Armstrong always wanted to explore and seemed to love speed and flying. He was a test pilot and then entered the astronaut training program. He was the first man to fly to the moon and actually walk on its surface. After leaving NASA, Armstrong taught at a university and also spent time in business. He believed in following his dreams and succeeded. There is a pictorial words to know section at the end of the text, an index and a brief blurb about the author. The phonetic spelling of certain words is embedded in the text which may or may not turn off new readers. 2003, Children's Press, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot