One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

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"The sense of immediacy is irresistible and will cause children who consider the event just ancient history to feel as if they too had left footprints on that distant, dusty surface."
School Library Journal

Only July 29, 1969, as Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the seemingly impossible—somthing humans had dreamed of doing for centuries: They traveled 240,000 miles through space and set foot on the moon. One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. This achievement not only brought the moon within reach, but now everything seemed possible. If it could be imagined, it could be done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147511652
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 191,052
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Robert Burleigh has authored more than thirty children’s books, many of them biographies of professional sports stars, among them Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Jorge Posada, and the New York Times bestselling Game Day as told by Ronde and Tiki Barber.

Mike Wimmer grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He studied art at the University of Oklahoma.

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"The sense of immediacy is irresistible and will cause children who consider the event just ancient history to feel as if they too had left footprints on that distant, dusty surface."
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One Giant Leap 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My three year old daughter is a budding astronaut and this is her favorite book! The story is a bit hard for her to understand sometimes but the illustrations keep her mermerized. We have had this book only three weeks and it is showing signs of wear already as she takes it everywhere and even sleeps with it.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts:One Giant Leap is the story of the first man to step on the moon. The text is written as if it is actually happening, in present tense, and adds a sense of immediacy to the story. Or it did for me. The paintings were rich and as realistic as a photograph. I loved the beauty of the words and the pictures in this book.The children liked the cover of the book a lot. They didn¿t really like a lot of the other pictures. The story seemed to move too slowly for them. A Sample:¿Armstrong knows that back on Earth, Hundreds of millions of people are watching.He jumps to the landing leg¿s round footpad.He holds on. He pauses. He points his foot and steps off.The surface is as fine as powdered charcoal.The treads of his boot leave a perfectly crisp print in the dust.On the weatherless moon, it will last for millions of years.¿Children¿s Comments:Colt, 6, said, "I liked when they put the flag in the moon."Sammy, 6, said, "I liked when the rocket was floating down into the water."Juan Pablo, 7, said, "I liked where they were worried if the rocket ship wouldn't work."Children¿s Ratings: 5, 1, 5, 5, 5, 1, 1, 5, 3, 3, 5, 3, 5, 4, 1, 5
silly_tine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful tribute to the astronauts and their part in one of the most momentous events in history. The paintings are stunning and their slightly surreal quality meshes perfectly with the event. With advanced technology practically at the fingertips of the young today, it is often difficult to impart the excitement of a moon landing, but there is just the right amount of tension in this story to do just that!
Jdonldsn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Relive the first moon landing in this book that nearly pops from the pages with the incredible illustrations!