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Daring Dozen

Daring Dozen (Hardback)

By Slade, Suzanne
By Marks, Alan

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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 impor... read full description below.

ISBN 9781580897730
Barcode 9781580897730
Published 25 February 2019 by Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Format Hardback
Series The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon
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ISBN-13 9781580897730
ISBN-10 1580897738
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Imprint Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Publication Date 25 February 2019
International Publication Date 5 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Slade, Suzanne
By Marks, Alan
Series The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon
Category Reference
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 254mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Astronauts - Juvenile literature, Space vehicles - Juvenile literatature - Landing - Moon, Moon - Juvenile literature - Exploration, Space vehicles - Landing - Moon
NBS Text Reference & Home Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 629.4540922
Catalogue Code 966717

Description of this Book

A gorgeous introduction to the twelve brave men who have left footprints on the moon, just in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took one small step and made history. Over the course of the next five years, twelve lunar explorers, including Alan Shepard and Gene Cernan, touched down on the moon's surface. Author and engineer Suzanne Slade reveals how the Apollo missions (1969-1972) built upon one another and led to important discoveries about our nearest neighbor in space. Back matter includes a note by Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Fifty years after the first moon landing, a solemn commemoration of the Apollo 11 to 17 missions. Taking poetic license--she includes nods to the astronauts who remained in lunar orbit and also those aboard the nearly disastrous Apollo 13, so naming 21 in all--Slade briefly describes in present tense each mission's discoveries and highlights, then goes on in a separate section to offer expanded fact summaries about each, along with describing the Apollo rockets and vehicles. Marks' impressionistic views of our remote satellite ( A quiet place where / no wind blows, / no water flows, / no life grows ) seen from Earth and of heavily burdened astronauts bounding across grayish-brown moonscapes beneath deep, black skies give way in the second section to small photos, including group portraits of each (all-white and -male) crew. Though aimed at a younger audience than her Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez (2018), this history takes up where that one leaves off and so works equally well as a stand-alone tribute to the Apollo program's achievements or as a lagniappe. An inspiring reminder that there are footprints on the moon, addressed to readers who may one day leave some of their own. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

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.

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