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Neil Armstrong (History Maker Bios Series)

Overview

True or false?
Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, could fly before he could drive.

True!
When he was sixteen years old, he earned his pilot's license -- but he had to hitch a ride home...

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Overview

True or false?
Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, could fly before he could drive.

True!
When he was sixteen years old, he earned his pilot's license -- but he had to hitch a ride home from the airport.

  • His first paying job was cutting grass in a graveyard. He was just seven years old.
  • He almost lost his life when his fighter jet was damaged in the Korean War.
  • On his first trip into space, his spacecraft, Gemini 8, began spinning out of control -- nearly killing him and his copilot.

Neil Armstrong made history!

An introduction to the life of Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-This simple yet complete and interesting biography of the first man on the Moon includes the highlights of his life. Five sidebars-one per chapter-give further explanations of various references such as the Depression and the space race. Photos appear on nearly every page; most are in color. Relevant, whimsical drawings introduce each chapter. Don Brown's One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong (Houghton, 1998) has no photos and looks more like a picture book. A solid addition to biography collections.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760733929
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 7/8/2002
  • Series: History Maker Bios Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 147,714
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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