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Moonshot

The Flight of Apollo 11

Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 19.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (2/1/2012)
Hardcover (4/7/2009)

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
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Description

An extraordinary delight for a reader of any age.”The New York Times Book Review

Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot!

Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, 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.


Praise For Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

Telling the Apollo 11 story more fully while recognizing the contributions of women and minorities, here's an engaging, enlightening, and timely new edition of this visually stunning book. 
— Booklist, starred review

A soaring commemoration of our space program's most spectacular achievement. This is the rare revised edition that adds enough new material to demand purchase. 
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 9781534440302, 56pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2019



About the Author

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi’s Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi’s Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.