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Breckenridge Public Library J 629.454 SLA (Text) 33500013014600 Main Checked out 11/05/2020
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  • ISBN: 1643108344
  • ISBN: 9781643108346
  • ISBN: 1682630137
  • ISBN: 9781682630136
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: A daring dream -- The first mission, Apollo 1 -- The mission continues -- To the sky, Apollo 4-6 -- Risking it all, Apollo 7 -- Aiming for the moon, Apollo 8 -- Spider in space, Apollo 9 -- Dress rehearsal, Apollo 10 -- Achieving the dream, Apollo 11.
Summary, etc.: Told in free verse, the story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon comes to life. During the two thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine days following his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people-- engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists-- joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1
    *Starred Review* Using narrative free verse, Slade recounts the U.S. race to the moon, focusing on the 2,979 days between President Kennedy's put-a-man-on-the-moon speech (May 25, 1961) and the successful lunar landing (July 20, 1969). She details Apollo 1's explosion, which caused the deaths of three astronauts; Apollos 2–3, which were grounded to retool for safety; Apollos 4–6, which tested the lunar module; Apollos 7–10, which returned astronauts to space and orbited the moon; and Apollo 11, which landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. Slade's text is succinct yet full of intimate, insider details (for example, Armstrong and Aldrin left a patch commemorating the Apollo I astronauts on the moon), and the verse format results in appealing white space on most spreads. Gonzalez's mixed-media illustrations employ a realistic style that focuses on objects of significance: astronauts in full gear; a detaching, spent rocket engine; a fragile lunar module settling onto the Sea of Tranquility. Darker hues predominate, accented with bright yellows, reds, and oranges depicting rocket launches. Each chapter concludes with a spread summarizing the various missions and their astronauts, illustrated with captioned archival photos. Further information about the Apollo program, author and illustrator notes, and a bibliography are also appended. Elegant and informative, this is sure to attract casual browsers and true space nerds alike. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Project Apollo (U.S.) Juvenile literature
Project Apollo (U.S.) Juvenile poetry
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.).
Manned space flight
United States
Space flight to the moon History Juvenile literature
Space flight to the moon History Juvenile poetry
Space flight to the moon
Space flight to the moon History
Manned space flight Juvenile literature
Astronautics United States History Juvenile literature
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Astronauts Juvenile literature
United States History 20th century
United States History
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Free verse.
Historical poetry.
Juvenile works.
Free verse.
Historical poetry.
Instructional and educational works.
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