Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 (Hardcover)
11/23/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
12/07/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
02/22/2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
About the Author
"Keeping the tone light and offering nods as he goes to historical figures . . . he focuses on technological advances that made space travel possible and on the awesome, sustained effort that brought President John F. Kennedy's "Big Idea" to fruition . . . A frank, often funny appreciation of our space program's high-water mark.”
— Kirkus Reviews
"Brown addresses information that’s sometimes omitted from children’s texts: only men were considered for the early astronaut programs, people and animals died in rocket tests and space flights, and Wernher von Braun forced concentration camp prisoners to build rockets for the Nazis before he surrendered to the Americans . . . A must for youth graphic collections."
— School Library Journal
"Brown uses his characteristic watercolors and mix of explanation and primary source quotes to balance art and science . . . The illustrations keep pace with the story and maintain the reader’s interest throughout."
— School Library Connection
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
— Publishers Weekly