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The Apollo 11 astronauts have prepared carefully for their attempt to be the first men to land on the moon. The young narrator of this book has prepared carefully, too: he explains the design of the spacecraft, the flight from the earth to the moon, and the drama of touching down—while shadowing the astronaut's voyage with one of his own.
Go for the Moon captures the fascinating detail and inspiring adventure of the moon landing. It is a captivating celebration of one of humankind's greatest technical achievements and most extraordinary feats of exploration.
About the Author
Chris Gall was eight years old when men first walked on the moon, and he began building and flying model rockets at about the same time. Chris earned a degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona and is the author and illustrator of a dozen acclaimed books, including Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, The Littlest Train, and Dog Vs. Cat. Go for the Moon is his first work of children's nonfiction. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.