If You Decide to Go to the Moon

If You Decide to Go to the Moon

By Faith McNulty; Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780590483599, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 2005


Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even more important message about the earth. A publishing event!

"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tellyou how to get there and what to do after youland. The most important part tells you how to get home.
Written in the second person, the text allows the reader to participate in every aspect of the journey, from packing ("don't forget your diary and plenty of food") to liftoff (at first you'll feel heavy; don't worry") to traveling thorugh space (where "the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky"). The reader lands at the Sea of Tranquility, the site of the first lunar landing

About the Author

STEVEN KELLOGG has illustrated more than a hundred books for children. He lives in Connecticut.