Moonshot

The Flight of Apollo 11

By Brian Floca; Brian Floca (Illustrator)
(Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Hardcover, 9781416950462, 48pp.)

Publication Date: April 7, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“Brian Floca skillfully tells the historic story of Apollo 11 with details in word and watercolor that will capture the imaginations of the youngest readers. A stand-out!”
-- Carol Moyer, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC


Description

Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.




About the Author

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; The Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Locomotive, which explores America’s first transcontinental railroad. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

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