Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca

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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery — a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416950462
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication date: 04/07/2009
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 74,420
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD990L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

About the Author

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; The Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Locomotive, which explores America’s first transcontinental railroad. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; The Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Locomotive, which explores America’s first transcontinental railroad. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

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Moonshot 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
bc3301 More than 1 year ago
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca is a very informational picture book. The details of the book were great along with the pictures. This book would be great to use for a lesson with space or astronomy because the information is so detailed and factual in the book. The pictures in the book give as much detail the text in the book. I think this book would be great to tie in with a lesson and I would most certainly use it in my classroom. I liked the details of the book and how much information the book gave. All the text was very informational and there was a lot of it. I think that if I were to use a nonfiction trade book in my classroom I would want it to contain as much valuable information as possible. This nonfiction book did include a ton of information and it was on a subject I enjoy very much. bc3301
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, written in blank verse and beautifully illustrated, takes young readers up, up and away to man's first step on the moon. Even though the story is already well known, the author manages to invoke a full spectrum of emotions - elation, worry, triumph and joy. I heartily recommend MOONSHOT for aspiring astronauts of both sexes and, frankly, for children of all ages. I enjoyed reading this as much as my three grandchildren, ages 8,6 and 4, enjoyed listening to it. At age eight my granddaughter can read it by herself, her six year old brother with some help. Everyone, however, loved it.
adb3301 More than 1 year ago
"3.2.1.ZERO.LIFTOFF!" The excitement and anticipation one has when there is a countdown is reflective of this wonderful account of the flight of Apollo 11's mission to the moon told by Brian Floca's "Moonshot The Flight of Apollo 11." This book is not only ideal for young children but for all ages. It's brief yet informative, with each page you're learning about the process and/or experiences of the mission. The water color illustrations are vivid and detailed. It was fun to study the pictures. I read it a few times and every time I found something new. For young kids that can't read looking at the pictures tells the process and story of the mission without the text. This book will be a treasure and a tool that I hope to share with the young kids in my life. adb3301
Anonymous More than 1 year ago