Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon. That was the Apollo 11 mission. Since that moment, six more Apollo missions were launched, five successfully reached the moon, and eleven more men walked on its surface. In simple, poetic verse, Suzanne Slade takes readers on a trip to the Moon aboard all the Apollo missions from 1969 through 1972. Suzanne was able to work closely with astronaut Alan Bean, the lunar module pilot of the Apollo 12 landing. Backmatter includes a note from Alan Bean, information about the rockets and vehicles used, highlights from the missions, and more.
Alan Marks has been fascinated by space since watching the Apollo moon missions as a child. He is now the illustrator of many books for children, including <i>The People of the Town</i>, <i>High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs</i>, <i>Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle</i>, <i>Little Lost Bat</i>, <i>A Mother’s Journey</i>, and <i>Storm</i>, winner of the Carnegie Medal. www.marksonpaper.co.uk