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Moonbound : Apollo 11 and the dream of spaceflight / Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.

Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan, 1983- (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 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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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library G 629.454 FET (Text) 33500013106794 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library G 629.454 FET (Text) 33500013106786 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374212452
  • ISBN: 0374212457
  • ISBN: 9780374537913
  • ISBN: 0374537917
  • Physical Description: vii, 248 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : A novel graphic from Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

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On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of that journey, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and meticulous attention to detail, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage. From the wisdom of the Babylonians to the intrigues of the Cold War, from the otherworldly discoveries of Galileo to the dark legacy of Nazi atrocities, from the exhilarating trajectories of astronauts--recounted in their own words--to the unsung brilliance of engineers working behind the scenes, Moonbound captures the grand arc of the Space Age in a graphic history of unprecedented scope and profound lyricism.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* Alternating chapters informatively and elegantly trace a chronicle of humans reaching the moon. We start in situ on July 20, 1969, with the first moon landing, then take a small step and giant leap back to the theoretical origin of the moon and its earliest relationship to human culture and Earth, as a symbol for time-keeping and calendar creation, and its effect on the rise and fall of the tides. Moon-landing chapters are short and focused, shedding light on less overt but no less heroic moments and decisions. Historical chapters are lengthier examinations of the scientific thinking that deepened our understanding of the moon and how to reach it. Both threads spend time on the people involved, from astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to thinkers, such as early theoretician Johannes Kepler, Nazi scientist Wernher Von Braun, Stalin-era Soviet scientist Sergei Korolev, USAF test pilot Deke Slayton, originator of the "Woman in Space" program, and proto-software engineer Margaret Hamilton. As with a trip to the moon, the role of artistry is less obvious but no less crucial. An alternating palette evokes time periods, and visualizations encapsulate huge swaths of political and technical information and suggest emotions and motivations central to our evolving understanding. For all this book's procedural accuracy, it doesn't jettison moments of true awe. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is an author and illustrator. His first book, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, was selected by the American Library Association as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens in 2013. His Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War, coauthored with the historian Ari Kelman, was published in May 2015. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Guernica. Fetter-Vorm lives with his wife in Montana.

Subject: Project Apollo (U.S.) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Space flight to the moon > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Graphic novels.
Space flight to the moon.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.

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