ONE GIANT LEAP by Don Brown

ONE GIANT LEAP

The Story of Neil Armstrong
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

From Brown (Alice Ramsay’s Grand Adventure, 1997, etc.), a pithy look at one of the national heroes of the space age. Recurring vivid dreams of floating high above his neighborhood sparked Neil Armstrong’s fascination with flight and led ultimately to a life spent among the clouds and stars. The first half of this brief biography showcases Armstrong’s childhood, his hobbies, part-time jobs, and determination to earn a pilot’s license. The second part highlights his historic flight to the moon and the thrill of being the first human being to set foot on its surface. Brown’s text is simple enough for very young children to enjoy, while the accompanying illustrations skillfully use perspective to capture the world through a child’s eyes. The story has been told many times, but perhaps never with so much heart and spirit. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-395-88401-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1998




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