Moon Mission

Sigmund Brouwer

This riveting narrative told from the astronauts' points of view offers a unique approach to the story behind Apollo 11's successful --- though nearly disastrous --- 1969 moon landing. Readers are brought along on the ride of a lifetime, as they relive every step of the mission, including the nail-biting (and relatively unknown) crucial moments when it came close to failure. From ignition to moon walk to splashdown, the story is structured in eleven exciting episodes. And, setting this book apart, each episode is linked to the innovations and discoveries from the past four centuries that made it possible --- from Copernicus to Einstein, the sextant to Velcro. It's a new perspective on an epic journey, and the science, technology, engineering and math that set it in motion!

Bestselling and award-winning author Sigmund Brouwer offers children an original look at the historic feat that captivated the world in July of 1969. The information is thoroughly researched and includes NASA-sourced photographs throughout. Highly readable and with a compelling modern graphic design, this engaging book is sure to generate interest among a broad range of readers. At the same time, it's teeming with math, engineering, science and technology lessons that give young readers the opportunity to make the connections between what they learn in school and awesome things that happened in the real world. There are strong curriculum links here, including earth and space systems, physical sciences, chemistry, math, engineering, technology and applied science, as well as history.

978-1-5253-0036-3 | May 7, 2019
List Price: USD $17.99, CAD $18.99
BW 7 x 9 128 pages
Grades: 7 To 11 / Ages: 12 to 16
978-1-5253-0402-6 | May 7, 2019
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

Awards & Reviews

“... a high-flying commemoration ...”
— Kirkus Reviews, January 2019
“... a wonderful addition to the STEM-focused books.”
— CM Magazine, May 2019
“For students who are curious to learn more about our early space program or technology development, this is an easy to read, comprehensible starting place.”
— School Library Connection, July 2019
“A standout title in the crowded field of Apollo 11 celebrations.”
— School Library Journal, Starred Review, July 2019
“... Brouwer's prose allows readers to step into Armstrong's boots ...”
— Publishers Weekly, July 2019
“... well-researched and absolutely compelling ...”
— The Globe and Mail, August 2019
2020 - Information Book Award, Vancouver Children`s Literature Roundtable, Short-listed
2020 - Ohioana Book Awards, Ohioana Library, Finalist
2019 - Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award, California Reading Association, Honor Book
2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2019 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Honour Book

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