Reaching for the Moon Book
Reaching for the Moon Book
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Reaching for the Moon

Written by Buzz Aldrin and illustrated by Wendell Minor

Published by HarperCollins

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I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach—and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: May 24, 2005
  • ISBN: 0060554452
  • ISBN 13: 9780060554453
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Wendell Minor

Wendell Minor the award winning author-illustrator of over sixty children’s books, two of which were New York Times best sellers. He is the current Artist Laureate of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Wendell lives with his wife and collaborator Florence, and their cat Cinder in rural Connecticut.

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