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What the Moon Is Like
     

What the Moon Is Like

by Franklyn M. Branley, True Kelley (Illustrator)
 

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Imagine that you're walking on the moon.

What is it like?
For thousands of years people looked up at the moon and wondered about it. Now we know what the moon is like. There is no air on the moon and nothing grows, but there are towering mountains and deep craters—and much more!

Colder than the desert, the hotter

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Imagine that you're walking on the moon.

What is it like?
For thousands of years people looked up at the moon and wondered about it. Now we know what the moon is like. There is no air on the moon and nothing grows, but there are towering mountains and deep craters—and much more!

Colder than the desert, the hotter than the desert, the moon is an amazing place to explore.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-3This revision of the 1963 edi tion reports on the Apollo program and its findings. Instances of stridency (``The Moon is a dead world. It has never had living things on it. It is dead, lifeless and colorless'') and oversimpli fication (``There is no water anywhere on the Moon''probable but not prov en) aside, this is a good first introduc tion to the subject, neither too technical nor diluted to blandness. The illustra tions combine a few unimpressive pho tos (they're poorly exposed, or not well reproduced, or both) with a new set of simple, clear, uncluttered drawings, in cluding a map showing the Apollo land ing sites. As with other books in the series, Branley avoids superficiality by severely limiting his topic. Use this to replace the old edition or to supplement more general titles.John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064451857
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
415,166
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile:
490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

True Kelley has illustrated many favorite books for children in her fun-filled watercolor style, including several in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She and the author previously collaborated on What Makes a Magnet? and What the Moon is Like?

True Kelley lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

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