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Moonshot

by Brian Floca Illustrated 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.
2010 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Ages
7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Lexile Measure
AD990L
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Number of Pages
48
Genre
Informational Text, Adventure

About the Author and Illustrator

Brian Floca Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning book "Locomotive." Brian grew up in Texas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Brian Floca Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning book "Locomotive." Brian grew up in Texas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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