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Go for the Moon

A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing

9781250155795

Roaring Brook Press
Available: 06/11/19
12.14 x 11.27 · 48 pages
Ages 5-10 years
9781250155795
CDN $25.99 · cl
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Chris Gall

illustrated by Chris Gall

Written and illustrated by Chris Gall, Go for the Moon! captures the fascinating detail and inspiring adventure of the moon landing. It is a captivating celebration of one of humankind's greatest technical achievements and most extraordinary feats of exploration.
The Apollo 11 astronauts have prepared carefully for their attempt to be the first men to land on the moon. The young narrator of this book has prepared carefully, too: he explains the design of the spacecraft, the flight from the earth to the moon, and the drama of touching down - while shadowing the astronaut's voyage with one of his own.

Chris Gallhas been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist some day, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom. In seventh grade, Chris won a Read Magazine Young Writers Award, and that inspired him to create stories to go with his art. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris became an award-winning, internationally recognized illustrator, and his artwork has been shown in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post .
In 2004, his first picture book, America the Beautiful, became a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, and his career in children's publishing began. Since then he has authored and illustrated more thana dozen books, including the acclaimed Dinotrux, a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children's book, Dog Vs. Cat, Awesome Dawson, Substitute Creacher, Nanobots, The Littlest Train, and Go For the Moon . In 2015 Dreamworks Animation adapted Dinotrux into a television series for Netflix. Chris lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Chris Gallhas been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist some day, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom. In seventh grade, Chris won a Read Magazine Young Writers Award, and that inspired him to create stories to go with his art. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris became an award-winning, internationally recognized illustrator, and his artwork has been shown in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post .
In 2004, his first picture book, America the Beautiful, became a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, and his career in children's publishing began. Since then he has authored and illustrated more thana dozen books, including the acclaimed Dinotrux, a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children's book, Dog Vs. Cat, Awesome Dawson, Substitute Creacher, Nanobots, The Littlest Train, and Go For the Moon . In 2015 Dreamworks Animation adapted Dinotrux into a television series for Netflix. Chris lives in Tucson, Arizona.