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Review of <i>Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11</i> by Brian Floca

Title

Review of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

ISBN

9781416950462

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

This book was very educational, as well as entertaining. The plot narrates the journey of Apollo 11 and the first landing n the moon from lift off to their landing. While it avoids many of the technical details, it communicates what it was like traveling through space, landing on the moon, and the details of what it the moon was like. In the back, Brian Floca provides a longer, more detailed account of the process for the more mature readers and those reading to a younger audience. While it’s written for a very young audience, the narration was very informative, particularly in light of such an advanced subject as space travel. The illustrations are weak and the narrative tone is rather flat; however, the book is a great introductory read for young readers on what it’s like to travel in space such as eating or sleeping with no gravity. On the whole, the book is a good starting book for those who show interest in science or space travel and even could teach its more mature readers some details they might not have known before. Optional Purchase. Reviewed by Michael Aho, Library Intern, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio

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