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Look to the stars /

by Aldrin, Buzz; Minor, Wendell [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's, c2009Description: 40 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9780399247217; 0399247211.Subject(s): Aldrin, Buzz -- Juvenile literature | Astronautics -- Juvenile literature | Interplanetary voyages -- Juvenile literature | Space flights -- Juvenile literature | Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literatureOnline resources: Publisher description
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Buzz Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the history of space exploration. <br> <br> As one of a handful of astronauts to have walked on the moon, Buzz Aldrin has a unique perspective of space. And he serves as an amazing guide as he introduces us to the pioneers of space. From Copernicus to the Wright brothers, from the Apollo program to dreams of future travel, he reminds us that mankind has always looked to the stars.<br> <br> Buzz's informative, kid-friendly text is paired with beautifully detailed illustrations by renowned illustrator Wendell Minor, and offers the perfect introduction to everything space related, including the development of the first rockets, America's space race with Russia, details of all the Apollo missions, and the space station.<br> <br> Aldrin and Minor collaborated on the bestselling Reaching for the Moon and now they reach beyond that book to give young readers a concise look at the whole history of space exploration. Each spread provides a wonderful jumping-off point for young readers, and will no doubt inspire them to look to the stars themselves.<br>

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Read an interview with Buzz Aldrin, about the book Look to the Stars here. Excerpted from Look to the Stars by Buzz Aldrin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

(Primary, Intermediate) In his second space-themed book for children (Reaching for the Moon), former astronaut Aldrin presents a historical overview of the space program. More inspirational than authoritative, it nevertheless covers important space-history events, including what might lie ahead in terms of human missions to the Moon and Mars. What makes this contribution unique is its narrator: Aldrin's first-person account is peppered with comments establishing his connections to so many people and events-"My dad studied under Dr. Goddard"; "I first heard the beeps [of Sputnik] on the radio"-a personal touch that may indeed inspire readers to become part of the story someday. Minor's finely detailed illustrations of the recognizable images of space flight match the personal-narrative tone-a far better choice than photographs would have been. A comprehensive timeline of astronomical and aeronautical achievements at the back of the book is a helpful resource. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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