What the Moon Is Like

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Imagines sights and experiences on a moon visit.

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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
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-This second update of a 1963 title (Crowell; o.p.) is clearly written and useful. Compared to the 1986 edition (HarperCollins), it has just one textual change: the mention of the discovery of potentially potable water beneath the surface of the moon. Visual differences include a cleaner font, a brighter cover, and watercolor-and-photographic illustrations. Three interesting activities are appended, including making a moon crater with flour, cocoa powder, and a marble.-Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064451857
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 176,086
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.81 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley is one of the co-founders 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 is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.

Dr. Branley lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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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