The Moon Book

The Moon Book

by Gail Gibbons
     
 

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Identifies the moon as our only natural satellite, describes its movement and phases, and discusses how we have observed and explored it over the years.

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Identifies the moon as our only natural satellite, describes its movement and phases, and discusses how we have observed and explored it over the years.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Gail Gibbons brings her talent for verbal and graphic clarity to this examination of a subject that fascinates many young children-The Moon. She describes the moon as it appears to us on Earth and also as it's been explored up-close. She examines its origins, mysteries, and celestial roles. It's not just the popularity of the subject that makes this book illuminating...this is great writing for kids-clear, specific, understandable, and not condescending in any way.
Children's Literature - Helen J. Pavick
Packed with fun facts and colorful illustrations, The Moon Book covers virtually every aspect of the moon, from its phases to the fascinating legends that are still retold today. Gail Gibbons answers questions such as, "When did the moon form?" and "How far away is it from earth?" in a smart and easy-to-understand way. Science teachers will find it especially useful for classroom discussions about the solar system, and will appreciate the "moon milestone" listed in the back of the book.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3The moon sails regally over darkened lawns and houses in Gibbons's simple, bright paintings with brief, precisely worded explanations running beneath the artwork. Primary readers will find, in just the right amount of detail, answers to their questions about our planet's closest natural companion: its origins and phases, what causes tides and eclipses, the people and spacecraft that have been sent there, and even some of the stories and beliefs it has inspired. The author includes directions for making a simple solar eclipse viewer and finishes with a chronology, a sampling of moon legends and lore, and a page of additional facts. Wide in scope and visually appealing, this book will serve pleasure and purposeful readers equally well.John Peters, New York Public Library
From the Publisher
'...includes key dates and milestones...'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823413645
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
55,456
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post", "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

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