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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Hardcover)

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By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
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A gorgeous, poetic story about the monumental space event that was the flight of Apollo 11. From preparing the shuttle for liftoff to the moon landing itself, Floca describes the wonder and anticipation of the mission through well-chosen details and captivating illustrations. Engaging for all ages! One of my favorite space-science books for kids. — Aubrey Restifo

Summer 2009 Kids' List


“Brian Floca skillfully tells the historic story of Apollo 11 with details in word and watercolor that will capture the imaginations of the youngest readers. A stand-out!”
— Carol Moyer, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

Description


Look for the newly expanded edition of Moonshot, coming in to orbit on April 9th, 2019!

Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this beautifully illustrated picture book!

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.

About the Author


Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi’s Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi’s Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781416950462
ISBN-10: 141695046X
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 2009
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)
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