Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

Suzanne Slade (Author) Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)
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Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

The captivating true story of NASA's effort to land the first man on the Moon is told through powerful free verse and stunning illustrations.

An inspiring testament to American grit, teamwork, and ingenuity, Countdown presents exhilarating, informative, and accessible free verse by award-winning author Suzanne Slade paired with historic photographs and detailed illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez. Together, they capture the gripping historic story of NASA's twentieth century efforts to conquer a new space frontier.

Through triumph and tragedy, success and failure, an entire nation is glued to the high-stakes, 2,979-day mission as eighteen astronauts climb into spacecraft; three men die before even leaving the ground; eight rockets soar into space; and four hundred thousand people―engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists―join Project Apollo in pursuit of making a dream a reality.

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SKU 141855
ISBN 9781682634004
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 940L
Guided Reading Level X
Page Count 144
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Nonfiction
Additional Contributor Thomas Gonzalez
Primary Contributor Suzanne Slade
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Peachtree Publishing Company, Inc.