Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1

Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1

by Don Brown


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Award-winning author Don Brown explores the history of rocket building in this installment of the Big Ideas That Changed the World series

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong said those iconic words when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn’t just one man who got us to the moon—there was a whole team of people, plus centuries of discoveries and technologies that came before, that made it possible. From ancient Chinese rockets to the first steps on the moon, Rocket to the Moon! reveals which “bombs bursting in air” inspired the writer of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” why the Russians wanted to launch a dog into Earth’s atmosphere, and how exactly astronauts are able to go to the bathroom while in a rocket far off in space!

Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419734045
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: BIG IDEAS That Changed the World Series
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 71,923
Product dimensions: 5.87(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: GN940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture-book biographies. His books have been given a Sibert Medal and an Orbis Pictus Award, among other awards and notice. He lives in Merrick, New York.

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