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|Moonshot : the flight of Apollo 11|
Author: Floca, Brian
Explores Apollo 11's famed moon landing during the summer of 1969.
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 7.40
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 45606
Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/01/19)
Booklist (+) (05/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/01/2019 *Starred Review* The original Moonshot (2009) became a bright star in the constellation of children’s space-travel books. Published on the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, it told how astronauts traveled to the moon, walked on its surface for the first time, and returned to Earth. For 10 years, this Sibert Honor Book has wowed its audience. How is the revised edition different? The text is more inclusive (no longer implying that only men worked in NASA's control room) and more expressive, through better placement of phrases on the page. Eight new pages offer room for two worthwhile additions. First, an early double-page spread acknowledges and depicts racially diverse groups of individuals representing the thousands of men and women who planned the mission, designed and built the spacecraft, made the spacesuits, and so on. Later, six new pages allow for a fuller portrayal of the mission, including the night spent on the moon, Eagle’s crucial docking with Columbia, and the capsule's dramatic reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. The new illustrations in this section work beautifully with the well-chosen words. 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. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.