Reaching for the Moon

by Buzz Aldrin

On Sale: 05/20/2008

Reaching for the Moon

by Buzz Aldrin

illustrated by Wendell Minor

On Sale: 05/20/2008


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (NSTA/CBC)

About the Book

Perfect for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in summer 2019!

It’s been fifty years since Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. But the journey didn’t begin when he stepped on board Apollo 11 that fateful day in July 1969. It began the day he was born.

This picture book is Buzz Aldrin's story, in his words. Wendell Minor's gorgeous paintings evoke the wonder of space exploration for young readers.

Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal was possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the moon.

We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how Buzz’s came true.

Critical Praise

★ “Entertaining and informative. Excellent, realistic paintings.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“A Buzz-worthy book!” — Time for Kids

“Precisely rendered illustrations help this effort really take off. A brief chronology rounds out this solid title.” — ALA Booklist

“Calling all dreamers and wannabe space travellers!” — Child Magazine

“Beautiful and realistic first-person voice. A child’s-eye view on space exploration.” — Kirkus Reviews


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060554477
  • ISBN 10: 0060554479
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/20/2008
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Art
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology

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