Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

Book - 2005
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Perfect for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in summer 2019!

It's been fifty years since Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. But the journey didn't begin when he stepped on board Apollo 11 that fateful day in July 1969. It began the day he was born.

This picture book is Buzz Aldrin's story, in his words. Wendell Minor's gorgeous paintings evoke the wonder of space exploration for young readers.

Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal was possible--from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the moon.

We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how Buzz's came true.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9780060554453
Characteristics: [40] pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Minor, Wendell - Illustrator


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Sep 24, 2018

Reaching for the Moon – rated juvenile, a reasonable introduction for children 8-10 years of age; written by and about the life of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step down onto the moon.

For those older children, teenagers and space enthusiasts, I recommend Aldrin’s book ‘No dream Is Too High’ - Life Lessons From A Man Who Walked on the Moon (2016). Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

Oct 23, 2012

Very nice illustrations, engaging story.


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Oct 23, 2012

Picture book biography of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, detailing his childhood, studies at West Point, career in the Air Force, and entry into the space program. Ties early life into what he experienced on the Moon.

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