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Blast off to the Moon

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Out-of-this-world account of the first lunar landing

This blast of a book represents children’s non-fiction at its finest. It’s packed with inspirational interstellar facts about the first moon landing, all delivered in a well-considered, scrapbook-style design that enhances the subject matter, from the retro typewriter font, to the easy-on-the-eye information boxes.

Covering everything from why the moon mission happened in the first place, to astronaut training, lift-off preparation, life on board, exploring the moon, and much more, the book’s USP is its emphasis on how it felt to be in Neil, Buzz and Michael’s moon boots. It provides answers to questions all space-obsessed kids will devour: how did the astronauts get to the moon? How did they go to the toilet? What did they eat? What were their space suits like? What work did they have to do on board? How did they actually land?

With an inspiring introduction by Helen Sharman, the first Briton to travel to space, this is perfect for fact-loving young readers to launch into, and should be on the shelf of every school library.

Joanne Owen

Other Info

To accompany Blast off to the Moon we have a useful Glossary of words relating to the Apollo 11 Mission and a Teacher's Question pack with ideas encourage classroom interaction.

Blast off to the Moon Glossary

Blast off to the Moon Question Pack 

Blast off to the Moon Synopsis

Based on Neil Armstrong's original space manual & exclusive material from NASA, this book is all about man's first journey to walk on the moon. Fully illustrated throughout with exclusive NASA photography, it contains material such as Neil Armstrong's space menus & instructions on how to put on a spacesuit. Includes an exclusive introduction written by Helen Sherman, the first woman to visit the Mir Space Station.

Capturing the excitement of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, how it happened, why it happened, what the team discovered and what followed when the mission returned to Earth. An accessible book for children that will inspire and encourage a love of learning about science and space.

Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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ISBN: 9781912979011
Publication date: 03/06/2019
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912979011
Publication date: 3rd June 2019
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Space
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