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Look to the Stars
 
 
Author
Buzz Aldrin. Wendell Minor, illus.
Publisher Putnam  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 11.25 x 0.4 inches
ISBN 9780399247217
Pages/Publication Date 40/2009
Daedalus Item Code 31548
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As one of a handful of humans to have walked on the moon, Buzz Aldrin has a profound perspective on space exploration. Here he teams again with Wendell Minor, who illustrated his Reaching for the Moon, to lead readers 6 to 9 through the history of man's fascination with space flight.

"The text packs in a lot of information, including praise of lesser-known heroes like rocket designer Robert Goddard and fighter pilot Chuck Yeager. Aldrin's experience gives authority to that which he chooses to spotlight, but he also takes care to personalize each entry. For instance, when speaking of the Wright brothers, he notes that he and Neil Armstrong took a piece of fabric from the Wright Flyer 1 with them to the moon, writing, 'I think Orville and Wilbur would have been pleased—and very proud.' The art ... is nicely varied, switching from double-page spreads and inserts to side-by-side comparisons of craft. Historical quotes run across the bottom of each page, and there are two fantastic time lines that fill in details of dates, craft, crew, and much more."—Booklist

 
 
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