|Story of the race to the moon (Explorers (Book House))|
Author: Green, Jen
Presents Apollo 11's journey to the moon, including what daily life was like, how the astronauts survived the dangerous journey, and more.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.40
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 186743
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/01/2017 The story of the first moon landing never gets old, and this entry in the Explorers series proves it. Beginning with Robert Goddard and other early rocket designers, double-page spreads take readers step-by-step through the space age as the book continues with the Soviet Union’s development of Sputnik 1 and President Kennedy’s vow to land a man on the moon. The bulk of the book focuses on the Apollo program, including the initial test probes and Apollo 11’s famous space flight and moon landing. Detailed, realistic illustrations complement the accessible text, while sidebars add further information. The volume concludes with a brief summary of the end of the Apollo missions, the rise of space stations, and the creation of reusable space shuttles. This high-interest text will have wide-ranging appeal. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.