T-minus : the race to the moon /

by Ottaviani, Jim; Cannon, Zander [ill.]; Cannon, Kevin [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Aladdin, 2009Edition: 1st Aladdin ed.Description: 124 p. : ill. ; 24cm.ISBN: 9781416986829 (hardcover) :; 1416986820 (hardcover) :; 9781416949602; 1416949607.Title notes: BRA $21.99 6/10/2009 (si)Subject(s): Space race -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc | Astronautics -- United States -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc | Astronautics -- Soviet Union -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc | Space race -- History -- Fiction | Astronautics -- United States -- History -- Fiction | Astronautics -- Soviet Union -- History -- Fiction | Cartoons and comics | Graphic novelsA Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.
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The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. T-Minus: The Race to the Moon is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.

The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.

Ages 8-12.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

BRA $21.99 6/10/2009 (si)

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate, Middle School) In a year saturated with good astronaut books (Almost Astronauts; Mission Control, This Is Apollo; Moonshot) this one distinguishes itself not only with its graphic novel format but with its ambitious focus. It manages to highlight the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs while contrasting them with the parallel Russian achievements, creating a palpable sense of suspense about the race to the moon. It also manages to throw multiple settings, numerous characters, and quite a bit of technical information at the reader. That it does all of this in only 124 pages is a testament to the economy of the graphic novel, and indeed it's the black-and-white cartoons and the layout of the panels that create a sense of cohesion from such disparate elements. A publisher's note at the beginning labels this "historical fiction," but given the prominence of the historical record, "fictionalized history" is probably a more apt description. An author's note -- cleverly incorporated into the narrative as a newspaper article just before the end -- explains how it deviates from said historical record, and a bibliography recommends other books, graphic novels, websites, and DVDs. 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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