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Look to the Stars

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ISBN-10: 0399247211

ISBN-13: 9780399247217

Edition: 2009

Authors: Buzz Aldrin, Wendell Minor

List price: $18.99
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Buzz Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the history of space exploration. 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. Buzzs 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, Americas space race with Russia,…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 5/14/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Edwin Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1930. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy, he completed U.S. Air Force pilot training in 1952 and flew over 60 combat missions during the Korean War. In 1963 NASA selected him as an astronaut. He served as backup pilot of the Gemini IX and as pilot for Gemini XII in 1966. He was made backup command module pilot for Apollo VIII and lunar module pilot for Apollo XI, the most famous flight in space history, which landed on the moon July 20, 1969. Aldrin was the second man to walk on the moon; Neil Armstrong, the first man, beat Aldrin by just 15 minutes. He completed his Air Force career as commandant of the Aerospace Research…    

Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including his own Yankee Doodle America, Robert Burleigh's Into the Woods, and Reaching for the Moon, written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress. He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticut. Visit Wendell Minor at www.minorart.com .