Countdown: 2979 Days To The Moon
ISBN: 1682630137
EAN13: 9781682630136
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2018
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.31" H x 10" L x 10" W
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Suzanne Slade's award-winning free verse and Thomas Gonzales' stunning illustrations tell the captivating true story of NASA's effort to land the first man on the Moon.

★ Elegant and informative. ―Booklist, STARED REVIEW

★ Captivating.well-researched.stirring. ―Publishers Weekly, STARED REVIEW

★ Truly out of this world. --School Library Journal, STARED REVIEW

A patriotic testament to American grit and ingenuity, Countdown presents exhilarating, informative, and accessible free verse by award-winning author Suzanne Slade paired with historic photographs and detailed illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez. Together, they capture the gripping historic story of NASA's 20th century efforts to conquer a new space frontier.

Through triumph and tragedy, success and failure, an entire nation is glued to the high-stakes, 2,979-day mission as 18 astronauts climb into spacecraft; three men die before even leaving the ground; eight rockets soar into space; and 400,000 people―engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists―join Project Apollo in pursuit of making a dream a reality.

A necessary purchase for all STEM and space enthusiasts.

Awards:

Best Children's Books of 2018 ―Smithsonian Air & Read More chevron_right

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