Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

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$22.95  $21.11
Peachtree Publishing Company
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10.3 X 11.0 X 0.7 inches | 2.3 pounds

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About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.
Thomas Gonzalez was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the United States as a child. An artist and painter, he directed campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, NASCAR, the NFL, and McDonald's, in addition to illustrating children's books. He lives in Georgia.


"A grand--if, so many years later, nostalgic--tale about a magnificent effort. A handsomely packaged look back at an epochal achievement."
"Captivating free-verse narrative...vivid mixed-media illustrations that stun with photographic realism and varied perspectives...this well-researched title offers a stirring introduction to one of humankind's most impressive undertakings."
"Elegant and informative, this is sure to attract casual browsers and true space nerds alike."
"Stunning... Slade's carefully crafted, often alliterative text, written in free verse, is both succinct and readable, drawing this large topic down to the most necessary and interesting facts with enough detail to excite young teens as well as adults who may have lived through the missions.... Truly out of this world. A must-buy for most poetry collections."
"[A] book that will captivate and entertain young readers while educating them about an amazing decade of U.S. space exploration...In the 21st century, space travel goals aim much further away than the moon, but Countdown drives home how truly incredible the Apollo missions are in the history of mankind."