Moonshot

The Flight of Apollo 11

Moonshot

Illustrated by: Brian Floca
For Ages: 4 - 10
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Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this beautifully illustrated picture book!

Simply told, grandly shown in close-up focus and wide-angle visas, this is the flight of Apollo 11 that began on July 16, 1969. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers, are the steady astronauts, outfitting themselves in gloves and helmets, strapping and clicking themselves into sideways seats. Experience their great machines in all their detail and monumentality. This is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during one, hot summer fifty years ago, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.
  • Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books | 
  • 48 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416950462 | 
  • April 2009 | 
  • Grades P - 5 | 
  • Lexile ® AD830L
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About the Author

Brian Floca

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Locomotive, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; and Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

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