“When I first looked back at the Earth, standing on the surface of the Moon, I cried.” This book tells the story of the Apollo Missions, when incredible intelligence, engineering and bravery allowed humans to stand on the surface of something other than Earth for the very first time. From the 1969 first moon landing to the amazing rescue of Apollo 13, each chapter tells the story of a different mission. Humorous details bring the astronauts to life: discover how the astronauts of Apollo 12 were so over-excited when they stepped onto the Moon that Mission Control had to tell them to quieten down, and Shepard (Apollo 14) somehow managed to smuggle a golf club onto his spacecraft! Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this is the perfect title for any child who has ever looked up at the moon and wondered what it might be like to go there.
|Publisher:||Wide Eyed Editions|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
David Long writes for adults and children and specializes in history. As a journalist, he has written for the Times, Sunday Times, and London Evening Standard as well as for magazines in Britain and abroad. He is an award-winning ghostwriter and one of his own books was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2017.
Sam Kalda is an illustrator and artist based in Minneapolis. He was born and raised in South Dakota—which sounds much more exotic than it actually is. His commissioned works include editorial, book, advertising and pattern illustration. In 2017, he received a gold medal in book illustration from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His first book, "Of Cats and Men: History's Great Cat-loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers and Statesmen," was published in 2017 with Ten Speed Press.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When We Walked on the Moon by David Long is now one of my favorite children's books! It was informative to both children and adults - I learned so many things I had never heard before, the illustrations are beautiful, and it was written in a way that made it easy to understand. I didn't know I was this interested in space and the moon missions until I read this book. I will definitely be putting this book on my shelf and can't wait to share it with others.
A fabulous book for kids and adults on the history of moon missions, perfect for the upcoming 50th anniversary next month of man’s first walk on the lunar surface. I remember it well as millions —including our whole neighborhood — gathered in front of mostly black and white TV sets to watch Neil Armstrong take “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” I later shared an elevator with the astronaut at the University of Cincinnati where he was teaching engineering. I took a surreptitious peek at his feet (he was notoriously shy) and wondered what it like for him to stand in that historic place. WHEN WE WALKED ON THE MOON tells the reader that and much more, sharing details of the first mission to the last, including the incredible rescue of Apollo 13. There are separate chapters on each mission, with terrific illustrations, astronaut bios, engaging quotes, quirky stories, plus a timeline and glossary of terms at the back ... a lot of goodness packed into just 80 pages! Highly recommended! Pub Date 04 Jun 2019. Thanks to the author, Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #WhenWeWalkedOnTheMoon #NetGalley
"He was stunned by how beautiful the earth looked from so far away." I love the format of this book...a beautiful picture book and chapter book rolled into one! The pictures are engaging and there is just enough text to stimulate interest and keep the reader moving forward without getting bogged down. When We Walked on the Moon invites the reader to journey through the origins of space travel and ponder the ingenuity it required to make it to the moon. I love all the facts and statistics that children can grasp and be amazed by! Children's non-fiction is my jam and I especially love anything to do with science! I would recommend this book for classroom use and to add to a Space unit study. I will use it with my own children during our studies of space during the school year. This book would also make an excellent "read alone" for upper elementary students. I am thankful to the publisher and NetGalley for a digital copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own. #netgalley #whenwewalkedonthemoon
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, this book provides an engaging look at the U.S. Apollo missions. Without maing it sound like ancient history, Long captures the excitement and wonder of man's exploration of space. Direct quotes from the astronauts themselves go beyond the most famous ones we are familiar with and capture the humanity of these heroic figures. Kids will relate to the exuberance and down-to-earth humor of the astronauts reveling in this unique experience. I also particularly enjoyed the little (and new to me) details and insights, Long is able to provide. The clean, striking illustrations add a wonderful dimension to the text. Will definitely include in my elementary library.