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The Moon Book

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The Moon Book

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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Overview

The Moon Book

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823413645
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 66,640
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Short is a division director at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, researcher, and curriculum/materials developer. Her work at CAL has concentrated on the integration of language learning with content-area instruction. Through several national projects, she has conducted research and provided professional development and technical assistance to local and state education agencies across the United States. She directed the ESL Standards and Assessment Project for TESOL and co-developed the SIOP model for sheltered instruction.

Dr. Tinajero specializes in staff development and school-university partnership programs and has consulted with school districts in the U.S. to design ESL, bilingual, literacy, and bi-literacy programs. She has served on state and national advisory committees for standards development, including the English as a New Language Advisory Panel of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Texas Reading Academies. She is currently professor of Education and Interim Dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso and was President of the National Association for Bilingual Education, 1997-2000.

Dr. Schifini assists schools across the nation and around the world in developing comprehensive language and literacy programs for English learners. He has worked as an ESL teacher, reading specialist, school administrator and university professor. Through an arrangement with California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Dr. Schifini currently serves as program consultant to two large teacher-training efforts in the area of reading for second language speakers of English. His research interests include early literacy and language development and the integration of language and content-area instruction.

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