Thorndike Press

To the Moon!: The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship

  • Jeffrey Kluger
  • Ruby Shamir
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432863118
  • ISBN-13: 9781432863111
  • DDC: 629.45
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 440 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2019

About

Overview

This book about the exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon, tells the story of these three brave men, the frantic rush to get their rocket ready, and the journey that gave the American people — and the world — a new look at the planet we live on and the corner of space we inhabit.

Filled with the science and training required to put a person into space, and every detail of what it's like to live in a spaceship for days on end (including what happens when astronauts need to use the bathroom), this book is sure to leave kids clamoring for a spot on the next mission to outer space.

Age Range: 10+ | Grade Level: 5-9 | Lexile Measure: 1180L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[A]n appealing and informative account of the first mission to circle the moon [that] will appeal to those with a keen interest in America’s space program who have enjoyed other books on the topic, such as Andrew Chaikin’s Mission Control, This Is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon.”

— School Library Journal

“Kluger tells the main story with a good balance of technological details and human-interest narratives. . . . An engaging, informative account of the Apollo 8 mission.”

— Booklist