One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

By Robert Burleigh; Mike Wimmer (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399238833, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2009

Description

The words are instantly recognizable: ?That?s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.? Spoken by Neil Armstrong moments after he became the fi rst human being to set foot on the moon, they have come to represent all that is possible when man?s determination to achieve the seemingly impossible results in success.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this extraordinary moment in human history, Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer have created a breathtakingly beautiful tribute that transports readers to the stars, where they will experience the moon landing just as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did.



About the Author
Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn", illustrated by Barry Blitt; "Night Flight", illustrated by Wendell Minor; and "Black Whiteness", illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include "Hoops"; "StealingHome"; and "Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!" He lives in Michigan.

Mike Wimmer has illustrated many books for children, including "Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth" by Robert Burleigh, which was named an ALA Notable Children s Book and was called a grand slam in a starred review in "Publishers Weekly. "He also illustrated" Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh" by Robert Burleigh, which received the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction. He lives in Oklahoma with his family.