Daring dozen : the twelve who walked on the moon / Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Alan Marks.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
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|Barnesville Public Library||E 629.454 SLA (Text)||33500013021928||Main||Available||-|
|Fosston Public Library||E 629.454 SLA (Text)||33500013021910||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781580897730
- ISBN: 1580897738
- ISBN: 9781632896353
- ISBN: 1632896354
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 
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"From Neil Armstrong's first small step to Gene Cernan's last footprint, award-winning author Suzanne Slade captures the experiences of the twelve astronauts who walked on the moon. The book reveals how the Apollo moon missions (1969-1972) built upon one another and unveiled important new discoveries about our nearest neighbor in space."-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
*Starred Review* It's easy to forget the days of men on the moon were few and over swiftly. This look at the daring dozen tells their stories in brief, but with the fascination factor on full display. Beginning with the first moon landing in 1969, Slade introduces the Apollo astronauts, who fulfilled their tasks, be it finding a special kind of rock or exploring the moon's topography. Nor are the vehicles involved in the moon landings ignored: they are tucked in the text and on full display in the back matter, where there's information and photos on both the spacecraft that brought the astronauts to the moon and back and the lunar rovers and modules that so ably assisted in the astronauts' tasks. While the back matter is highlighted by photographs, the text's paintings are sweeping, capturing some of the wonder the 12 experienced as they found themselves in an environment untested by any but themselves. The pages depict the way several astronauts personalized their journeys, with a flag, golf club, or photo of their family, adding another layer to both the astronauts' and readers' experiences. An outstanding choice for children who are just beginning to know about moon landings, and appended with enough information about each flight so that young students may use it, too. Grades K-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Suzanne Slade is a mechanical engineer who worked on Delta IV rockets for NASA. She has written more than one hundred children's books, including Dangerous Jane; Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story; The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford; Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass; and The House That George Built. Suzanne lives near Chicago.
Alan Marks has been fascinated by space since watching the Apollo moon missions as a child. He is now the illustrator of many books for children, including The People of the Town, High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs, Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle, Little Lost Bat, A Mother's Journey, and Storm, winner of the Carnegie Medal. www.marksonpaper.co.uk
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