Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon

Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon

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Coming March 12, 2019. Preorder now!

By Suzanne Slade / Illustrated by Alan Marks

Remembering 50 years of Moon missions

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon. That was the Apollo 11 mission. Since that moment, six more Apollo missions were launched, five successfully reached the moon, and eleven more men walked on its surface. 

In simple, poetic verse, Suzanne Slade takes readers on a trip to the Moon aboard all the Apollo missions from 1969 through 1972. Suzanne was able to work closely with astronaut Alan Bean, the lunar module pilot of the Apollo 12 landing. Back matter includes a note from Alan Bean, information about the rockets and vehicles used, highlights from the missions, and more. 

Gorgeously illustrated by Alan Marks, the eerie beauty of outer space and the excitement of space travel come to life. Back matter includes photos from the NASA missions. 

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Suzanne Slade, author

Suzanne Slade is a mechanical engineer who worked on Delta IV rockets for NASA. She has written more than one hundred children's books, including Dangerous Jane, Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story, The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford, Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass, and The House That George Built. Suzanne lives near Chicago, Illinois. 

Alan Marks, illustrator

Alan Marks is the illustrator of many books for children, including The People of the Town, High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs, Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle, Little Lost Bat, A Mother's Journey, and Storm, winner of the Carnegie Medal. Alan lives in Kent, England. 

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-773-0

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Ages: 5-9
Page count: 48
10 x 10

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