Eight Days Gone

Eight Days Gone


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Snappy verse and lively, retro art recounts Apollo 11's historic, eight-day mission to the Moon. Young readers will learn the basics about parts of the ship, the gear and equipment used by the astronauts, and the history of NASA's moon mission.

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ISBN-13: 9781580893657
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,193,735
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD280L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Samantha R. Vamos is the author of Alphabet Boats, Alphabet Trains, Alphabet Trucks (illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke), The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred (illustrated by Rafael López) – 2012 Pura Belpré Illustration Honor – its companion book, The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung (illustrated by Sebastià Serra), and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (2009, illustrated by Santiago Cohen). Samantha previously worked as an attorney, practicing in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL.  Samantha was born in the Midwest, grew up on the east coast, and lived in the Pacific Northwest before moving to the Bay Area with her husband, son, and their rescue puppy, Bowie. Visit Samantha online at www.samanthavamos.com.

For many years Ryan O'Rourke's illustrations have appeared in galleries, newspapers, and magazines, including a weekly illustration for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. One Big Rain marks Ryan's foray into children's picture books. He makes his home in Connecticut.

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