Title: First on the MoonFirst on the Moon
Author: Barbara Hehner
Illustrator: Greg Ruhl
Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 9-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

We all enjoy watching races, whether they are between five year old children, champion race horses, or speedy race cars. But few of us experience races which last for an entire decade of time. But that’s what the space program was. A decade long race.

And now, First On the Moon offers you the chance to experience that race from the perspective of the people who ran it. Told through the eyes of the spectators, the wives and children of the astronauts, and the participants themselves, First On the Moon tells an exciting, day-by-day story of the first moon landing.

A fabulous array of illustrations and real photographs are included from every stage along the journey – in the rockets, at the liftoff, on the moon, in orbit, and later in press conferences and on parade. Although not an exhaustive resource, First on the Moon definitely provides its readers with a sense of the great excitement which accompanied man’s first landing on the moon.

It is stated that rocks retrieved from the moon are between 4.6 and 3 billion years old.

Conclusion. An excellent, engaging resource.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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