Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine ThimmeshTeam Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

byCatherine Thimmesh

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

* "This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The first moon landing is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes-flight directors, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, navigators, and many others-Catherine Thimmesh reveals their worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.
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Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Girls Think of Everything and Lucy Long Ago . Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the IRA Children's Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her fam...
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Title:Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the MoonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 11 × 10 × 0.24 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054458239X

ISBN - 13:9780544582392

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Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award * This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail." - Publishers Weekly, starred review * "This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This dramatic account will mesmerize even readers already familiar with the event - and also leave them awed by the level of care and dedication it took to surmount so many daunting technological challenges." - School Library Journal "Thimmesh gives names and voices to the army that got Neil Armstrong and company to the moon and back. The result is a spectacular and highly original addition to the literature of space exploration." - Horn Book "Catherine Thimmesh tells us the stories of the 400,000 people it took to make? that 'one giant leap'? Their collective devotion to an exciting goal comes across strongly." - Chicago Tribune * "Kids . . . probably feel they know quite a bit about the first manned moon landing. But until they've read Thimmesh's breathless behind-the-scenes account, they know zip." - Bulletin, starred review "An edge-of-your-seat adventure . . . lavishly illustrated . . . this exhilarating book . . . will captivate." - Chicago Sun-Times "Thimmesh's enthusiasm for her subject is palpable, and the sense of excitement she brings is as vital to Team Moon's success the book's very premise." -Chris Barton, author of Shark vs. Train An NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Notable Children's Book"