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New Leaf Press Destination: Moon

Join astronaut Irwin for the ultimate adventure! As much a spiritual journey for Irwin as a scientific undertaking, his 1971 trip to the moon made history. In this vivid memoir, he recounts his boyhood, work as a test pilot, survival of a near-fatal crash, astronaut training, and his once-in-a-lifetime mission to Earth's satellite where God's loving presence filled the lunar landscape. Ages 10 to 12. 46 pages, hardcover.
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Great biography for grabbing kids' interest

Date:March 15, 2011
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Debra Brinkman
Location:Yoder, CO
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One of my favorite ways to teach science, especially for elementary ages, is to read biographies of scientists. There is something about reading these stories -- perseverance, dedication, commitment -- that makes the science the individuals are involved in so much more accessible and fascinating.
I think as a read-aloud, this works for a range of ages. My five year old didn't much care, but my 10, 12 and nearly 14 year olds absolutely loved the book. The nearly 7 year old was intrigued as well, particularly loving the gorgeous photos.
This autobiographical book was well-written, and compelling. Getting into the head of someone who actually walked on the moon was pretty incredible, even for me -- and I've never been particularly fascinated by all that space stuff.
I highly, highly recommend this book. It is a keeper.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.
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