Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) (Hardcover)
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
Brian Floca explores Apollo 11's famed moon landing with this beautifully illustrated picture book Simply told, grandly shown in close-up focus and wide-angle visas, this is the flight of Apollo 11 that began on July 16, 1969. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers, are the steady astronauts, outfitting themselves in gloves and helmets, strapping and clicking themselves into sideways seats. Experience their great machines in all their detail and monumentality. This is a story of adventure and discovery--a story of leaving and returning during one, hot summer fifty years ago, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.