Reaching for the Moon (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780060554453, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 24, 2005
I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born.
Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible--from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon.
I always knew the Moon was within my reach--and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface.
We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.
Praise For Reaching for the Moon…
“Precisely rendered illustrations help this effort really take off . . . a brief chronology rounds out this solid title.”
“Calling all dreamers and wannabe space travellers!”
“A Buzz-worthy book!”
-Time for Kids
“Beautiful and realistic illustrations . . . in first-person voice . . . a child’s-eye view on space exploration.”
“Entertaining and informative. Excellent, realistic paintings.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)