Everyone knows the story of the first astronauts to step foot on the moon, but what about the astronaut who manned the spaceship orbiting the moon 14 times alone in space while the others walked? Awarded both a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor and a Batchelder Award Honor, this lauded book describes what Michael Collins did, saw, and thought about during his journey as well as the larger story of how the astronauts prepared for their historic space flight, what they brought with them...and what they left behind. Reminiscent of a scrapbook and featuring drawings as well as photos taken both in space and on Earth, this is a book for anyone who has ever looked at the moon and wondered what it would be like to see it up close.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.62(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Bea Uusma Schyffert is exactly one inch too short to become an astronaut, so she studied illustration instead. She lives in Sweden.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Personal Response:This is very engaging especially for a science oriented biography. It is not too scientific but enough to help the reader understand the complexities of being an astronaut. There are lots of things to look at in addition to the text which makes the story more interesting. Curricular/Programming Connections:Study this and other space missionsAssign students to find biographies of other astronautsHave students create a project combining their biography of an astronaut with images and other related illustrations. (or do the same with a person of any other profession.)