Moonshot by Brian Floca

June 21, 2010 - 2:24 pm 1 Comment

When I had posted on Facebook that I was going to be sharing some books about space, one of my former colleagues suggested Moonshot. I read it to my youngest today. Wow! What a great piece of non-fiction for kids. It takes the reader through the astronauts getting ready in their spacesuits and getting into the ship. It shows how mission control plays a part on the lift off as well as how people on the ground are watching and waiting. The book also talks briefly about the practical things the astronauts have to deal with while living in space like eating, sleeping and going to the bathroom without gravity. The landing on the moon is covered from both the perspective of the astronauts as well as from those glued to their TV sets on Earth. The illustrations are fantastic, too. Two thumbs up!

One Response to “Moonshot by Brian Floca”

  1. Heather G Says:

    So glad you guys liked it! The boys & I thought it was a great book. Of course Sam’s obsessed w/ anything outer space so he was an easy one to please.

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