Item description for Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step into Reading) by Judy Donnelly...
Overview Narrates the preparations and activities which culminated in man's first landing on the moon in July 1969
Publishers Description Illus. in full color & full-color photos. "The story of "Apollo II"'s historic flight, from lift-off, through 'The Eagle has landed, ' to splashdown and quarantine. Donnelly does a good job of setting the stage with chapters on the history of the idea of flight to the moon, astronaut selection and training, and look at the flight's effect on people in general."--"School Library Journal. "
Citations And Professional Reviews Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step into Reading) by Judy Donnelly has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 08/01/1989
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.93" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1989
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0394824571 ISBN13 9780394824574
Availability 0 units.
More About Judy Donnelly
Judy Donnelly is a writer who resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step into Reading)?
A very interesting and engaging book! Dec 20, 2006
I read this to my 6-year-old, and we were both mesmerized. The story is told exceptionally well. First there is some "action," then some history, then more action. Practical details about rockets and space travel will fascinate kids and adults alike. And after reading this book, no one will forget the meaning of the words, "The Eagle has landed" and "That's one small step...." It sounds silly, but I actually got choked up at the climax (moon landing). This is a great book for any kid interested in the original development of the space program, up to the first walk on the moon. I can't make a pronouncement about the reading level (maybe third grade?), but you could read it to a 5-year-old, and I think even most adults would like this book. I'm going to be looking for other books by this author.
From a third grade reader in Goodyear, AZ, May 18th, 2000. May 19, 2000
Moonwalk, The First Trip to the Moon, by Judy Donnelly and Dennis Davidson, was based on the United States Space Program in it's attempt to out do the Russian program. The U. S. wanted to put 2 men on the moon and after numerous tries and a few fatalities the U. S. Space Program succeeded. Apollo 11 was the first rocket to land on the moon. I found this book very exciting. I learned much about how the space program worked and what it took to get to the moon and back again safely. I encourage other young readers to read Moonwalk. It will inspire many readers as it did me to study more about the future of space travel and our space program.