Footprints on the MoonBook - 2009
Years ago, a little boy gazed at the moon, dizzy with the thought that he was looking at a world 200,000 miles away. As he read atlases and library books and kept clippings on astronauts orbiting the moon, he hoped and hoped that they would find a way to land there. And one extraordinary day they did, captured on his flickery TV, like giants bouncing in slow motion. When the boy fell asleep, he dreamed that he walked with them too. In this lyrical, transporting tale, Mark Haddon, the boy in the story, conveys the thrill of one moment in history through a child's eyes, aided by Christian Birmingham's evocative illustrations.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Edition: 1st Candlewick Press ed
Call Number: E FICTION HADDON