Eight Days Gone (Board book)

By Linda McReynolds, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge, 9781570910241, 28pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2012)
Hardcover (1/15/2014)
Hardcover (7/1/2012)
Paperback (1/15/2014)
Paperback (1/15/2014)

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Snappy verse and retro art brings readers along for Apollo 11's historic, eight-day mission to the moon in 1969. Young readers will learn the basics about the gear, equipment, and spaceship used by the astronauts, as well as the history of NASA's moon mission. O’ Rourke’s vibrant and retro illustrations paired with McReynolds’ short verse creates a perfect read aloud for preschool and kindergarteners eager to learn about Buzz Aldrin’s trip to the moon. Back matter includes a bibliography and author’s note with additional information about the mission and the crew’s return home after the historic first lunar landing.

About the Author

Linda McReynolds has published many poems in children's magazines. EIGHT DAYS GONE is her first children's book. She lives in Montgomery, Illinois.